LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville woman is warning her neighbors to be on the lookout after a man tried to break-in her home on Thursday morning.
The Northington family lives north of the Watterson, just off Newburg Road. It’s an area where neighbors look out for each other and take action when something does not seem right. That’s what happened Thursday morning, just after Ann Northington left home, a quick-thinking neighbor kept a bad situation from getting much worse.
“This is our place of comfort, this is where we relax and feel at peace,” Ann Northington said. “It’s just frightening that someone would actually have the audacity to want to break in your house and take what you’ve worked so hard for.”
A stay-at-home mom with two small children, Northington said she left the house around 8:30 a.m. At approximately 8:45, the security alarm was going off.
“Now that I know that it did its job and spooked them, it’s probably the best money I’ve ever spent,” Ann said.
Northington later found out that her neighbor took photos of a strange man he had seen in the neighborhood
“He said, ‘I was going to call the police and if it was a mistake, I was going to apologize later. But, I’d rather be wrong than someone be hurt’,” Ann said.
The man walked up to the houses on either side and finally up to the Northington’s.
“He was able to kick in the glass on the back door and when he heard the alarm go off, he got spooked,” Northington said.
She said her family is fortunate that the alarm system and watchful neighbors protected her home. On any other day, Northington would have been home with her children and she said she worries about what could have happened. She wants others to be prepared.
“To the criminals, we’re sick of taking this. We’re going to call the cops now,” she said.
Police are still looking for the man in the pictures. They said those pictures taken by Northington’s neighbor give their investigation a big boost.