“He’s inside the house!,” said Doyin Oladipupo.
A 9-1-1 tape captures the terrifying moments when burglars broke into Doyin Oladipupo’s home.
“Um, I’m home alone. Someone was knocking on the door and they just opened the window,” said Oladipupo on the phone.
As burglars broke into her home, she hid in her parent’s closet and called 9-1-1.
“Just stay where you are and officers will come to you,” said the dispatcher to Doyin.
“I was just listening to it and my heart was pounding,” said Lt. Fritz Reber.
Reber is dispatch manager with Chula Vista Police. He was on duty Tuesday afternoon when the call came in.
“At exactly 12:59 we got a call,” said Lt. Reber. “Dispatcher answered 9-11, may I help you and she starts whispering.”
Reber listened as the dispatcher stayed on the phone with the 15-year old as she hid and burglars ransacked her home.
“At one point the dispatcher could hear the suspects in the background,” said Lt. Reber.
“Hey! Bring the bucket over here!” said the suspect on the tape. “Ok, don’t talk,” the dispatcher told Doyin.
At times not even a single word could be uttered.
“Can you tell me you understand by tapping on the phone once do not open the door?” asked the Dispatcher. A tap was sent in return.
“One tap, two tap. That’s how they communicated,” said Lt. Reber.
The entire call lasted for 30 minutes.
“There are officers on scene,” said the dispatcher. “They want you to know your whole house is surrounded. You’re in safe hands.”
Doyin’s bravery led to the capture of the suspects as they left her home. She saved not only her own home, but others too.
“I know they opened the trunk and found all kinds of property from this burglary and possibly other burglaries,” said Lt. Reber.
“I remember when she was a little kid,” said Ronnie Revilla.
Revilla lives across the street. He said the little kid he remembers is now a hero.
“We’re really proud of her,” said Revilla. She pretty much helped solve a crime spree.”
Police arrested 18-year old Robin Sadik of El Cajon and two other juveniles. Sadik was arraigned on Thursday, she pled not guilty. She is charged with receiving stolen property, auto theft and giving false information to police.
She is being held on $145,000 bail.
If convicted, she could spend up to 7 years and 4 months in prison.