Homeowners in Washington state narrowly escaped an armed suspect who followed them to their door during an attempted home invasion, according to home surveillance video.
The incident, which Kent Police are investigating, happened Sunday evening in the East Hills area of Kent and was captured by the homeowners’ Ring doorbell camera.
The homeowners, of Asian descent, are seen walking towards their door in Kent when a male suspect wearing a balaclava and a covered face charges down the driveway after them, the video shows.
The suspect is seen carrying a firearm in one hand as he attempts to follow the homeowners inside.
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However, the owners quickly rush inside and slam the door on the suspect.
Jimmy Huyn, the owners’ son, told FOX13 Seattle he was “incredulous” that his parents were able to fight off the armed suspect.
“Am I angry? Right now I am because it’s mom, it’s dad,” Huyn told the station. “I’m not sure what would have happened if he had gotten in.”
Huyn described how the armed suspect noticed the doorbell camera and “pistol whipped” it until it broke. He said a second suspect was seen waiting nearby during the incident.
Huyn’s parents told the station they wanted to remain anonymous for fear of a relationship.
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Sunday night’s incident took place in Kent, located about 20 miles south of Seattle. The Seattle area’s Asian community has been the target of a series of robberies and home invasions in recent months.
In one such case, a doorbell camera recorded two armed suspects following a man to a front door and using a Taser to stun him before going through his pockets.
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Last month, police arrested several people in connection with a series of home invasions.