As the girls were escorted downstairs, they were shocked to find that at least two rooms in the house had been completely ransacked from head to toe. The police officers, as well as a K-9 officer, searched the place to make sure that the intruder wasn’t still in the house.
One thing was for sure, the K-9 could smell the intruders’ scent all over the home. He could smell him on the closets, the furniture, the kitchen. Just about everywhere. But alas, he couldn’t be found and the police could confirm that the man was gone. Now they needed to ask the girls some questions.
As soon as the neighbor started to shout Savannah and Zoyee's names, the intruder heard him and got scared in an instant. He scurried down the hall, and then down the stairs. And he brushed past the neighbor before disappearing into thin air. And just like that, he had not even located the girls' whereabouts.
The neighbor's arrival had been perfectly timed and because the intruder got so stressed, he didn't have time to take anything with him. As Savannah exhaled in relief and realized the intruder was gone, she started to respond to the neighbor, who rushed upstairs to find the terrified girls.
The Cavalry Has Arrived
At first, the neighbor didn't want to stress out the girls any more than they already were. So he explained who he was from the other side of the bathroom door and reassured them that the intruder was gone. Then, the police also arrived on the scene.
Thankfully, as soon they came up to the master bedroom, Savannah and Zoyee realized that the coast was well and truly clear. They were able to coax the girls out of the bathroom. But just because the intruder vanished didn't mean that all of the loose ends to the story had been tied up.
Thankfully, it didn't take too long before Maria and Yesenia showed up to greet the girls. Maria had informed her daughter about the incident while she was on her way to the business meeting. Surely enough, Yesenia did a complete 180 and came back home as soon as she found out.
Both Maria and Yesenia arrived in their cars at around the same time. And without hesitation, they jumped out of their cars, ran over to the girls, and embraced them with tears in their eyes. They knew that things could have played out very differently and were just grateful that Savannah and Zoyee weren't physically harmed in any way.
Processing What Happened
As the days passed, the family started to process exactly what had happened. The police asked questions and neighbors came to help tidy up the home, as well as fix the door. But ultimately, the family admitted that they went through a wave of emotions during that fateful day.
Not only were Maria and Yesenia very proud of Savannah for taking control of such a horrible situation, but Savannah was also proud of herself for finding the courage to take care of her niece. “She was very smart and brave,” Yesenia said. “She did everything right.” But that isn't all that rushed through their minds afterward.