CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said a 19-year-old scared away would-be home intruders after she heard them talking about trying to break into her home in Charlotte.
It happened around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on Pointer Ridge Drive. The woman told NBC Charlotte she acted like she was opening the door, and the suspects ran off.
Carlesha Roberts said she was home alone when she heard the suspects outside. The next thing she knew they were at the door.
“I was laying down in my mom’s room, and I heard voices talking,” Roberts told NBC Charlotte.
She said one of the two suspects was armed.
“One dude was saying he didn’t want to come in here; he didn’t want to waste his time basically, because he didn’t think we had anything in here,” Roberts told NBC Charlotte. “But the (other) dude was like, I can see through the window; I think they’ve got stuff in there, just give me the gun, let's go in there.”
Roberts said they tried to pick the back door lock. She met them at the door to try to scare them off.
“I was like, dang, they’ve got a gun, this serious, I’m just like, I don’t know what to do. Do I call the police? Do I call my mom?,” Roberts told NBC Charlotte. “I was like, I just needed to get them off my porch, so I just went to the door. I act like I was about to open the door.”
She said after they heard the door unlock, the suspects took off. Roberts told NBC Charlotte she got a good enough look at them to know they were young teenagers.
“They looked like they were fresh off the school bus; they just got out of school. It was like 4:15, broad daylight, so I was like, I don’t know why they are trying to rob someone’s house in broad daylight; that wasn’t smart,” Roberts said.
After the scary situation, Roberts had a message for parents.
“Parents should watch their kids, watch what they’re doing out here,” Roberts said.
Fortunately, no one was hurt. No arrests were made at the time of the incident.