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LITHONIA, Ga. -- A Lithonia man says he woke up to a startling sound -- three men busting inside his house.

It happened around 11 a.m. at a home on Waterton Drive.  DeKalb County Police Captain Paul Braun said the men likely thought the house was empty and were trying to steal the TVs. But one resident happened to be home, sleeping upstairs.

"Anything could happen, just glad he's alive," said Brandon Pierlouis, the brother of the man inside the house. Pierlouis says he was in school when he got a call, alerting him to what happened.

"He said they kicked the door down. He heard the kicking so he went down there and he scared them off because they were trying to take the TV," explained Pierlouis, recounting his brother's story.

No one was injured and Whitaker says if they come back, he'll be watching. He says several homeowners have installed cameras recently, as crime in the area has increased.

"To have fear would mean they are winning so as a neighborhood we all stand together and all watch out for each other," said Whitaker.

 


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