By Stephen Mayer, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
A family is hoping security camera footage captured during a terrifying home invasion will help catch those who attacked them in their own home.
And thanks to the quick thinking of a little boy, he may have saved the lives of his own parents.
Dried blood on the living room floor on their Kansas City, KS, home near North 24th Street and Stewart Avenue acts as a frightening reminder of just how fortunate Cindy Brownell and her family are to be alive today.
"It's very scary to say the least. It's something I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy," Brownell said.
Brownell was watching the Kansas City Chiefs game with her husband and 6-year-old boy last Sunday when her security cameras captured the violent home invasion.
"It's a horrible feeling. You're thinking about your children, your family and everything that's important in that second. And to know your life could easily be ended and taken away over something senseless."
Brownell said two men walked right up her front steps and even greeted her son before entering her home and pulling guns.
They pistol whipped her husband and held them at gunpoint while demanding cash.
"All of a sudden these men are in here. Guns drawn in our faces. They have us kneeling down asking for money jewelry, everything," she said.
That is when her son realized what was happening and ran to get help down the street. Brownell is convinced that spooked the two men and saved her life.
Police showed up a few moments later, but the two men were already gone.
Now Brownell is considering moving, too worried about her family's safety with the two men still out there somewhere.
The men drove off in a golden-colored Mitsubishi, possibly a Gallant.
Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS if the two men or car looks familiar.
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