A smart grandmother dupes a trespasser to go outside, then locks him out.
Police report that on March 3 Dolores Hurtado, 53, returned to her home near 15th Avenue and Van Buren Street, and heard an unknown voice coming from the back room.
She told police that a man, later identified as 53-year-old Frankie Georage, was standing in the middle of the bedroom with her grandchildren.
"He was standing right tin the middle of my daughter's room," Hurtado said.
When Georage saw her he reportedly said, "I'm ready." The woman said she was afraid because she did not know Georage, but pretended like she did know him and asked him to come outside with her.
"Ready for what — I don't know," Hurtado said. "I was just like what am I going to do to get this man out of my house, you know, because of the kids. They were scared."
Georage followed her outside, but the woman quickly went back into the home, locked the door and contacted police.
"I watch a lot of the First 48," Hurtado said. "I thought OK, 'I'm going to act like I know him and get him out of the house.'"
Police found him still outside and pounding on the door.
"He was banging on the door and jiggling the knob," Hurtado said. "I was telling the dispatcher 'Hurry, he's trying to get in and I've got my grandkids in here.'"
He was placed under arrest but made no statements as to why he was in the home.
He's been charged with criminal trespassing.