A courageous 15-year-old girl from California turned the tables on a trio of home burglars by calling 9-1-1 while hiding in the closet and helping police collar the perpetrators.
Doyin Oladipupo was alone at her Chula Vista home at around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday when she heard the doorbell ring followed by a beep of the alarm system indicating that someone had opened a window.
The quick-thinking Eastlake High School junior ran upstairs to her mother's bedroom, took off her shoes to avoid making noise and grabbed a phone.
The teenager called her mother and then dialed 9-1-1 before finding refuge under a rack of clothes in her parents' large walk-in closet.
While in hiding, Oladipupo remained on the line with the 9-1-1 dispatcher, giving her updates on the unfolding burglary in hushed tones.
The girl stayed composed but was worried that the intruders would spot her bright blue toe nail polish.
The dispatcher on the phone instructed the teen how to communicate with her without speaking, according to ABC10.
'Can you tell me you understand by tapping the phone once that do not open the door?' the dispatcher says. On the 9-1-1 call a tap is heard.
At one point, the burglars entered the closet where the terrified girl was hiding, stealing jewelery and other prized possessions that caught their eyes. But despite Oladipupo's concerns, they left without discovering her.
The girl was still on the phone with the dispatcher, who reassured her that police officers are on their way. A short time later, the 9-1-1 operator gave her the good news that her home was surrounded by law enforcement officials.
On the 9-1-1 recording, an officer could be heard calling out to Oladipupo, asking here if she were inside the closet.
The three suspects in the robbery, two of them 17 years old and the third 18-year-old Robin Sadik, were busted by police putting stolen property into a car parked nearby.
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