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Police: Drunken intruder scares resident who locks herself, dogs in car

MADISON, Wis. - A frightened Madison woman grabbed her two dogs and fled her home Monday night after a stranger entered her home through an unlocked backdoor, police said.

Madison police said a 29-year-old woman heard someone go into the bathroom in her home in the 4200 block of Lumley Road at about 9 p.m. The victim didn't see the person. 

The victim locked herself and her two dogs in her car and called police, the report said. Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9.

Police said the intruder, identified as 38-year-old Rhonda M. Granja, of Madison, initially failed to comply with commands from officers and attempts at dialogue, but was ultimately taken into custody. Granja was intoxicated and had no explanation as to why she entered the home, though she told police "It's neither here nor there."

The police department urged everyone to keep doors locked, even when they are at home.

Granja was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass to dwelling.


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