Woman barricades self in home after man breaks in

Frank R. Johnson Jr., Montgomery County Jail

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Frank R. Johnson Jr., Montgomery County Jail

A man was caught in the act of burglarizing a home late Sunday night while the resident of the home barricaded herself in her bedroom until help arrived, according to a Dayton Police report.

Around midnight Sunday, police were called to the 1600 block of Shaftesbury Road about a burglary in progress that was being reported by the owner of the residence inside the home.

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The 48-year-old woman told officers she was waiting up for her daughter to get back home when she heard a knock at the door. She told police that she did not know the man at the door and would not open the door for him.

When the victim did not open the door, the suspect later identified as Frank Johnson Jr., 34, allegedly forced the door open.

Emergency dispatchers told the woman to barricade herself in her bedroom until officers arrived.

The victim told dispatchers that she could hear the man kicking the door in and entering the house, where he started rummaging through the house looking for valuables.

Officers arrived within minutes and immediately arrested Johnson without any harm coming to the victim.

Johnson was found with $62, which he reportedly stole from the victim's purse when he was in the home.

Johnson also had an outstanding warrant out of Greene County for theft. He now also faces a burglary charge in Montgomery County.

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