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Beaumont woman feels unsafe after attempted burglary
BEAUMONT - by Lauren Huet
A Beaumont woman, who asked not to be identified, doesn't feel safe in her neighborhood. She's lived in her home in North Beaumont for only one year, and it's been burglarized twice.
"It's scary, it's like somebody is watching my every move, they know when I'm coming home, they know when I'm going to work. I mean to sit there and come into someone's home, I mean, you've been watching me for sometime," said the woman.
She says her home was burglarized about a month ago, and yesterday someone broke down the back door attempting to burglarize her home.
"The first time they got in and they took everything," she said. "The second time a neighbor saw them and they ran."
A neighbor called the police, and reported the attempted burglary. Officers arrived on the scene, and found a man matching the description given by the neighbor. Police arrested 19 year old Byron Reese yesterday for attempted burglary. Officers say Reese not only confessed to attempting to burglarize the woman's home, but to burglarizing 14 other homes in the area.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, said she's thankful for her neighbor's actions.
"I'm very glad that she was available to see everything and notify police. The police, they reacted very quickly, so I'm very thankful to them too," she said.
Another one of her neighbors, Johnny Faulk, says his home was burglarized about a month ago as well.
"Me and my wife work, we come home, back door broken down, all my kids stuff, clothes and all their little games, you know school clothes at the time," said Faulk, "and I just wish it would stop."
Faulk says that burglar even stole his daughter's piggy bank.
"It's just a hard pill to swallow, you know. What can we do? We've got to make a living for our family," said Faulk.
The woman we spoke with says she's nervous living in that neighborhood with her baby girl.
"It makes me very uncomfortable knowing that I'm in this house with my daughter and this type of activity is happening in broad daylight," she said.