Florida Woman Broke Into Apartment, Threatened Owner With Pliers: Police

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  • Duell, who was booked into the Lake County Jail, was wanted for violating her probation on a battery case in Brevard County.

A Central Florida man returning home from a trip got quite the rude welcome when he entered: a woman threatening him with a set of pliers, according to police.

The incident took place inside the Leesburg apartment last Friday when the owner called 911 to say that a woman was making herself right at home inside, according to NBC affiliate WESH-TV.

Officers arrived at the home, saying furniture had been moved around and clothes were all over the place. Eventually, they were able to catch up with 22-year-old Jill Duell and charge her with burglary in the case.

"We're definitely grateful he wasn't injured and you know, she could've been injured, too," Capt. Joe Iozzi, of the Leesburg Police Department, said. "There's many armed citizens out there and you know, if I came home and found someone I didn't know in my house, they could likely have a lot worse outcome.”

Duell, who was booked into the Lake County Jail, was wanted for violating her probation on a battery case in Brevard County.

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