Mother outsmarts home invasion suspect

FRESNO, Calif.

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Caller: "He's in the house."
Dispatcher: "Ok, if you can't answer I understand. That's fine."
Caller: "What do you want? What do you want? Tell me what you want! I'll give you whatever you want!
Suspect: "You know what I want!"

A terrifying moment for a mother in Colorado, as she pleads with a burglar who just broke into her home. The entire exchange - captured on 9-1-1 tapes.

That mom barricaded herself in a closet on the second floor, with her teenage son huddling nearby. With the 9-1-1 dispatcher on the line, she distracted the would-be thief long enough for police to arrive.

Woman: "Ok, I'll give you money. How much do you want?"
Man: "All of it."
Woman: "Do you want jewelry?"
Man: "Yeah." Woman: "You want TVs? I'll give them all to you."

Police: "Don't you (expletive) move! Get off your (expletive) phone!"

Dispatcher: "Ma'am, I have a lot of officers in there. You're safe right now."

Police arrested the suspect as he was trying to steal a TV from the house. The entire ordeal lasted just seven minutes.

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