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Posted: 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013
By Kathryn Burcham
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. —
A 15-year-old Kannapolis girl is being hailed as a hero after she hid in a closet and called 911 when police said two thieves broke into her house. Authorities said the teen's quick thinking and calm demeanor helped aid the capture of the two theft suspects and their suspected getaway driver. "Very brave young lady, and she was able to keep her emotions in control to be able to do the right thing and call 911 and get somebody there to help," said Lt. Terry Spry. Police said the 15-year-old was home alone Monday afternoon at her parents' home in an affluent neighborhood when she heard someone ring the doorbell. But investigators said the girl didn't recognize the two men at the door and didn't open it. "I think it was a good move on her part," Spry said. Officers said the next thing the teen heard was breaking glass as the two men broke a window. Police said she ran to a bedroom closet and hid, dialing 911. The fear in her voice was audible as she called for help. "She said that she could hear them, which means they were either in the room she was at or very close by," said Lt. Spry. Police units arriving on scene said they found a car sitting in the driveway with 18-year-old Demarcus Davis behind the wheel, acting as the getaway driver. Officers chased the two other suspects, Roqeis Shelley and Deonte Davis into a nearby neighborhood where they were arrested. All three men are now in the Cabarrus County Jail, and under investigation for a possible connection to other similar burglaries in the area.
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