Mom speaks out on attempted home invasion caught on camera

Andrea Leggett was inside her California home with her son when she said “half the house was shaking” as intruders tried to make their way in.
2:22 | 09/16/19

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Now to that terrifying attempted home invasion caught on camera in California. Two masked men seen kicking in a front door while a mother and her young son were inside. Now we're hearing from that mom and it's her screams that might have scared her off. Will reeve has the story. Hey, will, good morning. Reporter: It's a situation you prepare for as you hope it never comes. Home intruders right at your door. The Leggett family in California faced that situation recently, but the family's preparation, a doorbell camera could be what saved them. It's the attempted break-in caught on camera. Watch as this would-be intruder knocks several times in broad daylight. When no one answers, he pulls up his mask and another burglar joins in and try to break into this California home. Darren Leggett had just pulled out of the driveway. When they saw me pull out to take my oldest, they went, they're gone. It's an empty driveway. Reporter: But the house wasn't empty. Inside was Darren's wife Andrea and their young son. I didn't know. Half the house was shaking because of what they were trying to do. Reporter: Once the burglars bust the door open to their surprise Andrea is standing right there. Darren! Reporter: Doorbell and other in-home cameras have captured crime attempts before and spotted porch pirate, escaped convict, even a kidnapping. Help me! Help me, please! Reporter: A 2016 study conducted claimed in one neighborhood that the presence of a ring doorbell camera was associated with as much as a 42% drop in burglaries. Ring recently acquired by Amazon has ties to more than 400 law enforcement agencies across the country. Sharing video footage from customers' doorbell cameras to help solve crimes. Even though the Leggett family has kamala Harris O camera, two dogs and an alarm system they still made their way in. It's when they get no answer it's when this he go forward with the burglary. Nothing was taken from the home but the police department has offered to do a sweep. This is also brought the community closer and now swapping numbers. The leggetts say they will now be putting the alarm on even when they are still at home. Oh, my gosh, how frightening. Thanks, will.

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