Naked burglar enters Greene County home with kids inside

May 11, 2018 06:35 PM

CAIRO -"I looked out the window and I saw four cop cars down the street" said RoseMarie Cullington of Cairo.

Neighbors on Church steet in Cairo were surprised to learn of both a break in at Sacred Heart chapel that was followed by a home invasion on Thursday afternoon.

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"We received a 911 call for a subject that was naked, that entered a residence with children in the residence" said Sgt. Busch of the Cairo police department.

Police say the suspect, a Greenville man entered the home naked where four children between the ages of 7-13 were home alone. The eldest called 911 while the another child escaped out a window to get help from a neighbor.

"Some of the kids hid in the back bedroom, which was perfect, another child was outside screaming, pointing us in the right direction" said Sgt. Busch.

"I''ve been living here for over 25 years, I love this street, it's very quiet yet it's just around the corner from all the shops" said Cullington.

While neighbors say they are frightened Cairo police tell us the children were very brave even under such scary circumstances.

"Everything worked out perfect because the kids knew what to do, parents must have taught them what to do" said Sgt. Busch.

Multiple charges were filed: felony bulglary; criminal trespassig 2nd degree; exsposure of a person, three counts of petit larceny and four counts of endangering a child.

"It's still an investigation, there's a mental health part of this" said Sgt. Busch.

Due to the mental health component, an arraignment has not yet happened.

"To be honest, I'm a little frightened and I'm making sure I keep my doors locked" said Cullington.


WNYT Staff

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