Woman begs thieves to not steal TV

HOUSTON - A woman said she woke up inside her northwest Houston home Wednesday morning to find two men trying to stealing her big-screen television.

"I was sleeping then I heard two hard knocks on the door," said the woman, who didn't want to be identified. "I guess the third time they decided to kick the door down.  They were surprised to see me in the house. They assumed it was empty."

According to the woman, the men were about 18 to 19 years old and were headed straight for the TV the living room of her home in the 7100 block of Sawmill Trail.

"I begged them not to take it," she said. "I was freaking out, but I was more worried about my TV, actually.  It is a TV.  I know it's not important, but I did work for it."

She said the men said nothing besides warning her to get out of their way as they carried her television out of her house.

"They started walking out," she said.  "Since I had seen one of their faces, I guess, one of them tried to hit me. I begged them not to hit me and they just walked out."

Neighbors in the area said that after hearing about this, they are now also on high alert.

"That house has been broken into," neighbor Ron Reaves said while pointing at another house down the street. "Now she's got a home invasion. So now I'm watching out for strange cars. I'm going to watch more than I usually do. It does get you mad."

In retrospect, the woman admits that she should have handled the situation much differently.

"Next time I would run," the woman said. "I was lucky this time.  Don't do what I did.  Don't stand there.  Just run.  Just don't stand there.  I was just lucky, I guess."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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