Saturday, March 7, 2009

911 Didn't Answer; Parker County Woman Uses Gun

Parker County, Texas

From March 6, 2009 NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth:

A rural North Texas woman said she dialed 911 repeatedly but got no answer as an intruder roamed her home in the dark.

Laverne Hokett lives in Parker County, just west of Fort Worth.

She said she was awakened one night last month by someone breaking through her back door. She dialed 911 several times from her cell phone but got no answer. Then she called her daughter Deborah Turpin.

She and her husband arrived at her mother's home and held the intruder at gunpoint while dialing 911 over and over before getting an answer.

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