California Homeowner Recounts Terrifying Moment Intruder Tried to Bust Into Her Home
Christine Paul was home alone and was seconds away from shooting the intruder when police arrived.
Surveillance footage has captured the disturbing moment a woman allegedly tried breaking into the California home of a retired police officer in a scene described as something out of "The Walking Dead."
Christina Paul was home alone and terrified when she heard someone breaking a window at her Fresno home, she told Inside Edition.
“When she broke through the window that was a big shocker," she said.
The woman could be heard yelling, "Let me in!”
“Of course I'm not going to let a crazy person in my house," Paul said.
"What is going on?" the alleged intruder yells.
“I will shoot! I have a gun,” Paul warns.
“Why?” the woman yells.
Paul, a retired cop who owns a gun she keeps in her home, called 911.
“Get the f*** out of my house,” Paul repeatedly yelled as the woman asked, "What are you doing?"
The woman managed to rip off a screen. Paul said that when the woman reached into her window, it felt like a scene out of "The Walking Dead" in which a zombie reaches in through an opening.
Thankfully, police arrived before the woman could enter the home.
"Do you live here?” the responding officer is heard asking the woman.
“No, I don’t,” she replies.
"So, why are you banging on the door?” the cop asks.
"Because my friend was there," she says.
"Obviously your friends don't live here,” Paul told Inside Edition. “Why don't you leave?”
Paul admitted she was close to pulling the trigger of her pistol before law enforcement arrived.
She added, “It was a very scary situation, because I'm having to think of someone else's life in the situation in order to protect my own.
Hannah Nakagawa, a local first-grade teacher, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor vandalism. Authorities are considering charging her with attempted burglary and being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In an odd twist to the story, Paul said a police chaplain later arrived at her door. He introduced himself as Nakagawa’s father, she said.
"I'm the father of — and immediately I screamed, 'No!' and I said, 'You shouldn’t be here,'" Paul said.
She said she called police to complain.
Authorities told Inside Edition they are investigating the incident.
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