Here's That Terrifying Home Invasion Story You Didn't Ask For

Robert D. Hitt, a 35-year-old convicted rapist who was released from prison in January, has been arrested after breaking into a home in the University District of Seattle, WA and holding its six female residents hostage at knife point. Hitt then forced the women to remove their clothes and lie face down on the floor while threatening to kill them. Thankfully, the situation was saved by two roommates who, unbeknownst to Hitt, remained hidden in the house and were able to call 911 before being found (in one of the terrifying calls, you can hear Hitt yelling and attempting to break the door down). Police arrived shortly thereafter and took Hitt into custody. None of the women were injured.

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When I'm home during the day, I like to leave the screen door open to our back porch so we can get some air into the house. A few years back, I had JUST gotten out of the shower and came around the corner in my bathrobe to see a man opening the sliding screen and coming in. I was so shocked I just went "EXCUSE ME?!" in this high, hysterical tone because I couldn't believe what was happening, and he bolted, thankfully. My husband came tearing home as soon as I called him and the police. It was horrifying, though luckily I wasn't hurt, but it has made me extremely nervous about having windows open.

It was extra scary because they canvassed the neighbourhood with a dog that lead them into a backyard a few houses up. They knocked on the door and this twelve year old girl answered. She was home alone with her five year old brother and said she'd heard someone trying the back door a while ago but thought it was just her little brother trying to get out. SO SCARY. I'm just glad their door was locked. They never did catch the guy.