Daycare owner: Cops too busy to show up after burglary

by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:

The owner of a DeKalb County daycare says she came face to face with the man who broke into her business Friday and she is still waiting for police to show up.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The owner of a DeKalb County daycare says she came face to face with the man who broke into her business Friday and she is still waiting for police to show up. The owner claims police were too busy to respond.

"They had bust the window, stuck their hand in here, unlock the lock and opened the door," Latorsha Morgan told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.

Morgan got a call from her security company Friday night. She says the company called 911 as she headed to her business on Redan Road. As she and her family were checking out the damage, they assumed the burglar was gone and police were on their way.

"She seen some movement in my car," said Morgan.

The burglar moved on to her SUV, parked just moments earlier.

"When she saw some movement she started beating on the door and was trying to tell him, 'I see you go away,'" said Morgan. "He kept trying to tell us to open the door, open the door. He even had his hand on the door trying to open the door."

Surveillance video shows the man trying to get back in while Morgan and her family placed more calls to 911.

"They're telling my husband that they don't have anybody. So my husband was like, 'When are you gonna be able to send somebody out?' They was like, 'We don't know,'" Morgan said.

Three days later, Morgan says she is still waiting for police to show up. An officer did call Saturday to take a report.

The staff boarded up the broken window on the door. But there is still a draft coming into the affected classroom. That means the entire room is off-limits to children until the window it is replaced. On Monday all the children had to squeeze into the remainder of the daycare's space.

"It's a big inconvenience," Morgan said.

Morgan is enhancing her security system, caring for children and waiting for police.
"We were scared crazy because we are here (with) a burglar and a door is open, the window is busted out, what are we to do?"

We have reached out to DeKalb County police regarding their response. A spokesperson says they are working on our request.