Mom Flees Burglar, Leaves Kid Inside—and It Ends Well

Unharmed 4-year-old girl leads police right to him
By Alex Tirpack,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2015 1:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – What should this 4-year-old be when she grows up? Our suggestion: police officer. The San Francisco Chronicle has the initially frightening story of woman who ran from her Antioch, Calif., home after seeing a man come inside through an unlocked door. She had her baby in her arms—but had left the 4-year-old inside. Police arrived and found the girl unharmed, but they were unable to locate the reported intruder ... until the child told her mother exactly where he was. Police did indeed find the man hiding inside the girl's closet, as the child had said. Following a short struggle, 21-year-old Demaria Lopez was arrested, the Antioch Herald reports. He faces charges of attempted burglary and resisting arrest. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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