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Foster Guests Arrested
June 12, 2010 permalink
Corpus Christi Child Protective Services placed a girl temporarily in the home of police officer Adel Heidi Frese. The girl invited one of her friends over, and later he invited another friend into the home. When Frese caught them, she treated them not as guests, but as burglars and arrested them both at gunpoint. In the classic style of a propaganda story, the news report below redirects attention by telling it as a heroism story. Maybe Frese expected the girl to live to age of majority without making friends.
Police Commander Recounts Finding Unknown Teens in Her Home
CORPUS CHRISTI - -
Police officers are often in dangerous situations but rarely in their own homes. That was certainly the case when a Corpus Christi Police Commander stumbled upon two unknown men in her house earlier this week. When Commander Adel Heidi Frese found the teens burglarizing her home Tuesday afternoon, the former marine sprung into action. She said, "I kicked it open with my foot and there was a rather large person standing on the other side of the door... My weapon was already pointed right at him, right at the center of his chest and I told him put his hands up, turn around and walk back to the sound of my voice." She spotted a second teen boy in the room and led both downstairs at gunpoint and called for back up. She held the boys until other officers arrived and took them into custody. Now looking back at her ordeal Frese believes she knows why the boys targeted her home. One was friends with a young girl she'd recently taken in as part of an emergency safety plan with Child Protective Services. "The evening before she snuck this person in with the intent of having him leave in the morning which he actually did," Frese said. However, the boy came back with another friend while no one was home. Though her act kindness led to this crime, Frese says she won't let it stop her from reaching out to others in need in the future. "I was disappointed but would do it again absolutely. I think everyone needs to be given a chance," she said. So far no charges have been filed but the investigation is ongoing and will be presented to a grand jury next week.
Source: KIII-TV3 Corpus Christi