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Home Invasion Victim Speaks Out, Suspect Still on the Loose

 by Kim Powell

NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Guadalupe Hernandez woke up to something no homeowner wants to wake up to--an intruder carrying a gun. 

"I didn't know what he was going to do, if he was going to shoot us all when we were just standing there. I honestly do not know what he was going to do with a gun," Hernandez said. 

Her house was the second to be broken into last Thursday. According to authorities, the first home was broken into in the 1200 block of 6th Street at 3:50 a.m. A woman living there had left her door unlocked as she started her car to leave for work, that's when she says a black man walked into her home and pointed a gun at her. Her sons woke up and were able to wrestle him to the ground, but the suspect was able to escape.

Just a short ways away at 4:23 a.m., Hernandez saw a man walk through her front door holding a gun. 

"I think I blocked it off but I don't know. My granddaughter, I didn't know she had waken up at the time, he thought it was her uncle who'd come in, but when she saw the gun she told me, 'nana he pointed the gun at you,' at first I didn't think anything about it, but in fact yeah, he did point a gun at me," Hernandez said. 

Hernandez had been sleeping in a room with her five grandchildren, her daughter had already left for work and left the door unlocked. At first the man walked around the house, but then he came into the bedroom and pulled on her arm, telling her to come with him. 

"I kept asking him where and he said, 'I can't do it in front of them, just come on.' And I asked him, 'what can't you do in front of them?' He just said 'come on, I can't do it in front of them,'" Hernandez recalled. 

Eventually all of the grandchildren woke up, and she told the intruder that she had to get them ready for school. That's when the man went back out to his truck, and left. 

Now Hernandez is sick of waking up in the middle of the night gasping from nightmares. 

"I want to feel safe. I want him caught. I want to know that he's not going to come back, he's not going to hurt us or he's not going to hurt my grandkids," Hernandez said. "I don't want him back. I want to him to be gone, and I want him out of my head to, but I can't." 

Both victims told police they saw an older model 4-door or extended cab pickup with a loud exhaust. If you have any information regarding these crimes, please call Howard County Crime Stoppers at 432-263-TIPS (8477).

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