• Victim: 2 drunken men looking for sex break into wrong home

    By: Ken Lemon


    GASTONIA, N.C. - A Gastonia mother said she woke up to find two men standing over her bed.
    She said they were drunk and didn't realize they were in the wrong home.

    Debbie Jaimes keeps a baseball bat handy when she is home.

    "I'm scared," she said. "I'm worried constantly."
    She was asleep at 3 a.m. Sunday when two drunken men broke into her home in the Symre community.

    They came into her bedroom where she and her husband were sleeping.

    "I woke up in alarm and ran in the living room," Jaimes said.
    Jaimes’ three children and one grandchild were also home. Her 11-year-old daughter called 911 and Jaimes’ husband called again 10 minutes later.

    Jaimes said the two men tried to explain.

    "They kept saying, 'We have the wrong house, We have the wrong house,'" she said.
    They said they had met two women at a club hours earlier.
    Those women told them to come to their bedroom that night for sex but they must have the wrong address.
    When police arrived, the two men were gone.
    "We take all reports seriously. The officers followed up and did as much as they can do," said Donna Lahser with the Gastonia Police Department.
    Police are still looking for the two men.

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