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Posted on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 12:46 p.m.

Police: Intruder curses and flees after hearing resident call 911

By John Counts

A home invasion suspect was still inside an Ypsilanti Township woman's home when she called police early Sunday morning.

She even heard the suspect mutter "Oh" and an expletive before disappearing, police said.

Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were called to the home in the 80 block of South Hewitt Road for a home invasion in progress at 1:55 a.m.

“She was basically asleep and heard some pounding,” said Sgt. Geoff Fox of the sheriff's office.

When she called 911, she heard the suspect curse from inside the house. She didn't hear anything else after that, but did discover the front door had been kicked in. Nothing was taken, police said.

There are no suspects at this time.

If you have information on any of this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAKUP or the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office confidential tip line number at 734-973-7711.

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dading dont delete me bro

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 12:01 a.m.

lucky the intruder didn't hear a 12 gauge 'rack'


Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 7:02 p.m.


Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 7:01 p.m.

Here's a though....if you hear someone in your house yell "John, get the gun!" in a loud voice.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 3:06 p.m.

Or "John, get the gun! - should I release Bruno?"


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 2:39 a.m.

I disagree...."the authorities are on their way" sounds silly and would take too long anyway.

Frank Lee

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 8:59 p.m.

Better thought...yell "I have a gun and the authorities are on their way!" You would be silly to announce that you still have steps to take to protect yourself.


Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 8:29 p.m.

She prolly had her Smith and Wesson resting comfortably in her right hand while she made the phone call with her left.

ms 2013

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 6:26 p.m.

hope they catch him real soon