When you experience a home invasion, it is one of the most harrowing experiences that a person can ever be forced to endure. Doyin is 15 years old when she went through this traumatic event. She was at home all by herself when she heard burglars enter her home. As soon as she heard the noise, she decided that she would hide out in her parents’ closet and try her best to remain inconspicuous.
Luckily, she had thought to bring a phone with her and she used it to call 911. Angie Rivera was on the other end and as a twelve year veteran of the police dispatch force, she was the perfect person to handle such concerns. Angie knew that she needed to maintain her composure so that the young lady did not get frightened. If she was going to stay alive, cooler heads would need to prevail.
As she was on the phone with Angie, Doyin heard the robbers coming closer and closer by the minute. Angie’s past experiences told her that she would need to come up with a plan to save the child that would not draw any attention to her. She whispered as much as she possibly could and came up with the perfect system. Doyin would provide yes and no answers with the keypad.
Don't tread on his bed!
Angie remained present and guided Doyin through the entire experience until the police were able to arrive. The police made sure that the child was safe and sound. This girl’s family definitely has Angie’s quick thinking to thank for her survival. This is the type of story that could have easily ended much differently if not for the cleverness that Angie displayed.
The work that our police dispatchers do to keep us safe does not always receive the right amount of recognition but it is important to remember just how necessary they are. If you would like to find out more about how this young woman was kept safe by Angie during her moment of need, we urge you to take a moment to check out the awesome video below.
Once you have had the chance to see it for yourself, it will be hard to resist the urge to pass it along to all of your closest friends and loved ones. They are certainly going to appreciate the secret code that Angie came up with in order to ensure this young woman’s safety.