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Quick-thinking husband saves wife, baby in home invasion

Quick-thinking husband saves wife, baby in home invasion
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A woman and her baby were home alone Wednesday morning when someone started knocking, and then banging, on their door.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Martinique Court, near Harris and Ashe.

The woman didn't answer or announce herself, because she thought the person knocking was a solicitor. When the knocking continued, she looked through the peep hole and saw three young men.

The men at the door eventually kicked their way in, and the woman and baby hid upstairs.

The woman called police and her husband, who had just left home.

The husband returned and confronted the burglars. The invaders took off, but not before the husband slashed the tires on their getaway vehicle.

As the burglars fled, they crashed into a parked car on Laurel Canyon Drive. Their vehicle "became disabled" by the time they got to Panama Lane, so they took off on foot, according to police.

Officers arrived and nabbed two of the suspects quickly. A third hid in a backyard but was captured with the help of a police dog.

The suspected burglars were identified as 18-year-old Johnny Flores, 20-year-old Steven Robles and a juvenile, whose name was withheld.
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