Round Rock police investigate home invasion


by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News and photojournalist SCOTT GUEST and

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 7:11 PM

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Round Rock police are investigating a home invasion on Redwing Way. 

Police say two men kicked in a door down, which sent two residents running. One of those residents entered the garage of another house and went inside. That scared the woman inside with her baby.

Round Rock police say they got a 911 call around 11 a.m. from a woman saying she'd found a stranger in her home.

"I'm still shooken up, but a gentleman, white guy, came in my house," Tammie Kuhn said. "I thought it was my husband coming in from work early. Then I looked at the time, then I looked back in the hallway, and there was this white guy just standing staring at me."

Kuhn says he didn't look normal, was barefoot and sweaty and wouldn't speak.

"Then I told him, 'My baby's in the room. Please don't hurt me and my baby. Let me just get the baby,'" she said.

She eventually also got to her phone and called 911. She says police arrived soon.

"They came in through the garage, had their guns drawn, and the dogs and I just ran out. I ran to my neighbor's house. I was like all these emotions just came out," Kuhn said.

Police say that man lived down her block and was home with a roommate when two men knocked on the door yelling for him to come out. They kicked in the door, and the two residents ran. They later told police that the intruders had a shotgun and a hammer.

Police are trying to figure out if the intruders did have weapons. At this point, they believe they got away with a shoe rack.

Kuhn says police told her the man in her home was running for his life.

"So he's coming into my house when I have a baby and kid in here and put my life in danger with a kid?" she said.

Police are looking for the men who kicked in the door. They say the crime is burglary with intent to commit felony.

Kuhn declined to press charges against the neighbor who barged into her house. She says there has been trouble in the neighborhood before and is considering moving.