A Texas woman reported being tied up in her home after a man that came to her door claiming to be looking for a lost dog forced his way inside, reported Dallas News.
Peggy Hanan told KXAS-TV that the man was dressed well and asked her if she had seen his mother’s lost dog.
“Nicely dressed, comes to my front door with fliers, looking for his mother’s lost dog.”
When the woman offered him a bottle of water, he forced his way inside and tied her up.
“He took it, I closed the door and I was just like this about to lock the door when all of a sudden, he’s not turning to walk away, he’s opening the door with all his weight, pushes the door and pushes me in.”
He then called an accomplice over a walkie-talkie. The men had Hanan tied up and at gunpoint and were asking her where she kept her valuables in the home when her adult son walked in.
“I turn around and I’m looking down the barrel of a rifle.”
Zak Hanon said he immediately ran upstairs and to a balcony. From the balcony, he jumped onto the roof, then jumped down about 10 to 12 feet. He said he hurt his leg but didn’t stop jumping between backyards until he found someone to call the police.
By the time authorities arrived, the men had already fled, and the family isn’t sure if they took anything with them.
Hanon was able to give a description of the two men, and the car they got away in.
She described the vehicle as a black newer model GMC SUV.
The first man was described as a heavy-set white man in his early 30s and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing wire eyeglasses, a button-down dress shirt, dark pants and dress shoes, as well as a baseball cap with “Cub Scout Leader” embroidered on the front in black and neon-green script.
The second man was white, in his early 20s and about 5-foot-9. He was slim and had his hair slicked back. He was wearing dress clothes as well and had a bandanna around his neck at the time of the break-in.
Anyone with information about the crime can contact the detective investigating the case at 817-748-8123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
[Feature image: Southlake Police Department]