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911 tapes show girl's clear head after encounter with armed intruder



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SANDY — The 911 tapes from a home invasion Friday show the quick-thinking of an 11-year-old girl who came face- to-face with the invader.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Cailee Jensen, who was home alone at the time, went to the kitchen for a snack. After noticing the back door was open, she saw a man with a gun.

She reached for her cell phone, and the man knocked it from her hand, putting the gun to her chest and told her not to move. But rather than freeze, she ran from the house to the next-door neighbor's home. They weren't home, and she kept running to the next house.

She ran through the door, which was unlocked and told the neighbor to call the police. The call describes how frightening those moments before were, and how her quick- thinking might have saved her life.

The call begins with a male neighbor on the phone.

"I didn't see him," he says. "She ran in telling me someone had a gun."

The dispatcher asks for more details, and then Cailee gets on the phone.

"Hi sweetie," says the dispatcher. "Was he on foot or in a vehicle?" Quickly, Cailee responds that he was on foot.

Though clearly upset, she was still able to recall what just happened.

Dispatcher: "Were you outside?"

Cailee: "No, I was inside on the couch watching TV."

Dispatcher: "And did he say something to you?"

"He just came inside my house and was looking everywhere."

Dispatcher: "Do you know what kind of gun it was? Was it a handgun or a rifle?"

Cailee: "It was a pistol."

She then provided a description to the dispatcher, describing the man as a black male in his 20's, thinly built with a goatee and long braided black hair. The girl said he was wearing dark sunglasses, a black baseball cap, black shirt, plaid pants and a backpack and carrying a black pistol.

Police arrived on-scene to find the man gone, and are now looking for the armed intruder. They believe he may have left the scene in a silver, four-door passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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Ashley Kewish

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