Chief says home intrusion incident appears isolated

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brookhaven police said an intruder who allegedly entered a homeon Industrial Park Road and attempted to assault a lone residentseems to pose no threat to others at this time.

Police Chief Pap Henderson said around lunchtime Wednesday awhite male approached a home on Industrial Park Road, not far fromDavis Wrecker Service, and knocked on the door. Henderson said heasked to use the phone.

“He didn’t break in; it looks like he asked to use the phone,”Henderson said.

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Once the alleged intruder was inside, he reportedly brandished abelt and approached the victim. Henderson said when she screamed,the intruder fled.

“He ran south on Jackson (Street),” Henderson said.

The situation appears to be isolated, the police chief said, asso far it is the only report of its kind.

“We’ve had no other reports of something like this,” hesaid.

Henderson urged residents to be choosy about who they allow intotheir homes, saying it’s better to be overly cautious and safe thanto be nice and get hurt.

“Don’t let someone into your home if you don’t know them,” hesaid.