Intruder breaks into Lorain home, residents forced to hide in closet

Intruder breaks into Lorain home, residents forced to hide in closet
Dadre Hamblin. (Source: Lorain Police Department)
Dadre Hamblin. (Source: Lorain Police Department)

LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Vroman family has not slept in their Homewood drive home since it was burglarized Wednesday night, while they were at home, hiding in a closet.

The panic induced nightmare began Wednesday night when Dadre Hamblin knocked on their door.

Valerie Vroman asked her teenage daughter Brittany if she knew who the man knocking at the door was. Before she could get an answer, they heard glass breaking and 18-year-old Hamblin ransacking the home.

"I went to the closet with my mom," said Brittany.

Valerie called 911 from the closet, and Lorain Police arrived in minutes, around 11:22 p.m.

"She had an anxiety attack and people had to calm her down. The cops reacted pretty fast, apparently Dadre Hamblin did not go easy," said Brittany.

The police report clearly states an officer had to kick Hamblin twice in the face, followed up by two more punches before he finally complied.

The teen said she did not know Hamblin, and has never seen him before.

The harrowing experience has shaken the Vroman's sense of security in their home.

"I am staying at my dad's," Brittany said.

The Vroman's were not injured and according to the report, Hamblin didn't have any visible injuries. Nothing was stolen, but a lock and a glass plate were broken. Hamblin also allegedly left cocaine in the bathroom .

Hamblin is being charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and possession of drugs-cocaine.

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