NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Officials say two quick-thinking teenagers led to the capture of two alleged burglary suspects.
Authorities say the 16-year-old and 13-year-old sisters were home alone when they heard someone trying to break through the back door.
The girls immediately grabbed a cell phone and ran to their parents’ bathroom to call 911. They curled up in the bathroom cabinet and began describing what was happening to dispatchers.
“They’re in the house,” the older sister whispered to the dispatcher. “Please hurry.”
When police arrived, authorities say Brian Tomberlind took off in a Ford Crown Victoria, driving through the family’s yard.
The 31-year-old suspect abandoned the car a short distance away, but a K-9 was able to track him down.
However, Tomberlind wasn’t the only alleged suspect who broke into the home.
Officers say Carlos Murillo was left behind when Tomberlind took off, so he tried to hide in the room where the sisters were hiding.
He tried to run away but was quickly taken into custody.
“You never think this is actually going to happen to you,” the older sister said.
Officers found musical instruments, a computer, a shotgun and jewelry inside the abandoned car.
“I’m glad that I could help capture two guys that could have done worse,” the sister said.