By Kim Powell
ODESSA - A nice day of working in the yard turned into a scary moment for one Odessa homeowner. Around 10 a.m. Monday morning, he was outside when he noticed someone inside of his house in the 500 block of Clifford. The victim's son spoke out to NewsWest 9 but wanted to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation. He says this is something that shook up the entire neighborhood.
"He ran in there, he said, 'what are you doing in my house?' Then she ran to the yard and laid on her stomach and said, 'please, I don't want no problems, please let me use your phone," the victim's son explained.
The victim told the woman his phone didn't work, so she jumped over the fence to the neighbor's house who let her use the phone in fear of something worse happening.
"I didn't know if she was going to steal something or what. She looked like she was not in her right mind at all," he said.
During the phone call, she told someone that the police were after her because she did something at La Tienda. Someone came to pick her up shortly after.
A few hours later, there was more commotion down the street in the 1300 block of Anderson for a warrant being served. Odessa Police have not been able to confirm the connection, but the victim believes there's more to the story.
"My dad saw one of the cops holding a purse and he swears up and down that that was the purse that lady was holding," the victim's son said.
The homeowners say it's always been a friendly neighborhood and they were all shocked that something like this could happen in broad daylight.
"That girl, she's involved with something, I just don't know what. I don't know what she did but she was hiding in my front yard," he said.