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Babysitter held at gunpoint for half hour by person posing as delivery man

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The neighborhood where a man posed as a delivery man and held a baby sitter at gunpoint. The family asked that the house not be shown. The neighborhood where a man posed as a delivery man and held a baby sitter at gunpoint. The family asked that the house not be shown.

LAGRANGE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thursday morning started as a normal day in a LaGrange Neighborhood. A man walked up to a home with a package and clipboard in hand asking for a signature from the babysitter inside.

“You know it wasn't uncommon. We get packages quite often so it wasn't uncommon to have to sign for a package or anything,” the babysitter told WDRB News.

But this wasn't a delivery man. The woman inside the home who was babysitting a three-year-old went to get a pen to sign for the package. She told police when she turned around the man was pointing a gun to her head. Her first thought -- don't hurt the child.

“Anybody that knows me knows that these kids are like my own,” the babysitter said. “And I'll protect them like they're my own.”

That's when the babysitter tried to grab the gun from the suspect.

“We was wrestling around for the gun, he had gotten a hold of both of my hands, he got me twisted around, he threw me down on the floor, which ended up being right in front of the baby,” the babysitter said.

The babysitter says she was kept in a bathroom with the child for about 30 minutes, a gun pointed at her the whole time. She told police when she was locked up, other unknown suspects came inside and took items from the home.

Neighbors say they are shocked this happened in a seemingly safe neighborhood.

“I was quite surprised, yes. I had trouble sleeping last night,” Patt Tallman told WDRB News.

LaGrange Police are now warning the community to be careful opening your door to a stranger.

“Even if they're in a marked uniform or unmarked uniform or anything like that, you don't want to ever let anyone in your home for any reason if you don't know them,” Officer Joe Wakefield told WDRB News.

The victim described the suspect as a tall, unshaven, white male, with brown hair, and dark eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown coat, khaki cargo shorts, with white socks and athletic shoes.

If you have any information regarding this home invasion, you're asked to call LaGrange Police at (502)-225-0444 or Oldham County Dispatch at (502)-222-0111.

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