California girl, 12, fights off home-invasion burglar until police arrive

A 12-year-old girl who was home alone fought off a home intruder in Woodland around noon on Friday, Dec. 18.

"I heard like pounding. I thought it was knocking because I had my headphones in. And when I took my headphones off, I realized that somebody was actually trying to come into the house," 12-year-old Nyletta Lincoln told KTXL FOX40. Lincoln said a strange man tried to bust open her front door.

"I grabbed my baseball bat and I walked into my living room and saw the lock was busted and he was trying to get in," she said. "He said 'Let me in.' And I yelled 'No!' And I kicked the door into his face."

"The chain just let go as soon as they were pulling up. And they were able to get here on time," her dad, Paul Lincoln, said. "Thank you, Woodland PD. We appreciate you."

Woodland Police Sgt. Victoria Danzl said officers were already in the area for a prowling call about two hours earlier, and located the suspect outside of the Lincolns' front door and arrested him. In November, police said the same suspect was arrested for prowling after he was found rummaging through trash in a resident's yard.