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Orlando Girl Hides in Closet, Calls 911 When Thieves Break Into Home

"I got scared because there were so many, like one against four," the girl told a local TV station

Authorities say an 11-year-old girl hid in a closet and called 911 when three would-be robbers broke into her Orlando home Tuesday.

Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel tells local news outlets it was just after 1 p.m. when the girl named Ashley saw an adult and two juveniles break into the home. She hid and called for help.

Watrel says the suspects left in a stolen car, but a deputy spotted them and began following the car. They continued for about four miles before slamming into a flatbed truck. The suspects were taken to a hospital. Their names and conditions haven't been released.

The girl was not harmed. The truck driver the suspects' car hit was treated for minor injuries.

Ashley told NBC affiliate WESH-TV said she did everything dispatchers told her to and described what happened as deputies arrived, saying four people broke in.

"I got scared because there were so many, like one against four. That was too much," she said.

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