PEORIA, AZ - A woman who was worried police were about to force her out of her home called ABC15 on Thursday afternoon.
Robin Joplin told reporters she would “rather die than lose everything.”
Joplin said Peoria police tried to make contact with her, but she was unwilling to exit her home for fear of an arrest.
She told ABC15 that her landlord was evicting her from the property and she feared she would not be able to take her possessions and her twelve dogs with her.
Joplin said she had guns in the home, but was not near them, nor did she have any intention of using them.
“I’m not gonna touch [the guns], unless they try to take me to jail,” she said.
While Joplin was on the phone with ABC15, reporters were on the phone with Peoria police.
A spokesperson for the department said that officers were not there to arrest her, but rather keep the peace. As things escalated, officers left the property since no crime was being committed, they said.
Joplin was not arrested and told ABC15 she was very glad things ended peacefully.
She now plans to file the proper paperwork to dispute the claims of her landlord.
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