HIGHLANDS, Texas – A single mom chased off an intruder while her three daughters were home alone.
Tracie Keene said she had left for work around 7:15 a.m. Friday when her 18-year-old daughter made a frantic phone call.
”She paused for a second and she was like,'Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh. There’s a man standing outside the window,’” Keene said.
Her 18-year-old, 14-year-old and two-year-old daughters were inside the house and alone.
Keene said she stayed on the phone with her daughter and immediately raced home.
”Time I got home that whole window was open,” said Keene. “The whole window was open and he was up. When I pulled up, he fell down and jumped the fence.“
The mom said the intruder ran away to a nearby church, where she followed and confronted him.
“(I) was like what the f are you doing, and he was like, ‘Nah, it wasn’t me‘ and I was like, ‘I just seen you,’” she said.
Even though he never made it inside the house, the girls had another line of defense.
Keene’s 14-year-old, who has been trained to use a gun for years, got the gun out of the lockbox and loaded it.
“I mean, I was hoping I didn’t have to use it, but if I did, yes, I would have been able to,” said Lorelai Willis.
Keene hopes neighbors or the church have surveillance video so he can be caught.