93 Year-Old Meets [VRI] Dispatcher Who Helped Foil Home Invasion
MARION, Ohio - After helping a 93 year-old woman foil two teens who burst into her home early Tuesday morning by using her medical alert device to broadcast the crime to dispatchers, Ruby Snyder got to meet the woman who helped put two teens behind bars.
Dispatcher Jenna Sisler made the trip from the Dayton-area to Snyder's home, but in a way, she's already been in the house. Snyder used her medical alert device to open a two-way communications link with Sisler, at a monitoring station in Dayton. Sisler called into the home, but with the thugs watching closely, Snyder had to pretend she was fine. But Sisler's instincts told her otherwise.
"I had a feeling, I had no other indicators," she said.
So Sisler kept the line open, listening in as the assailants ordered the woman around.v
"I felt horrible that I couldn't tell you that I was there," Sisler told Snyder when they met. "But I couldn't tell you so that I could get help there. I didn't want them to know I was there."
Sisler called Marion Police, who surrounded the house, and arrested two teens. The 15- and 17-year-old boys haven't been named. They remain in juvenile detention and will be arraigned later this week.