Magazine article The New American

Family Tied Up in Home Invasion

Magazine article The New American

Family Tied Up in Home Invasion

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KTRK reported out of Houston, Texas, on a terrifying story involving an entire family being tied up by burglars. The incident occurred very early in the morning on May 9, when four men broke in to a home that was occupied by a mother and father and their daughter and twin sons.

The twins, Ruben Garcia and Rene Garcia, were awakened in the middle of the night by the sounds of their mother screaming for help. "At like around 4 a.m., I woke up to the screams of my parents," Ruben told KTRK. Ruben explained that he witnessed armed burglars holding his parents at gunpoint. As Ruben stood there in shock about what was unfolding in front of him, one of the intruders pointed a gun right at his mother and threatened to murder her if Ruben did not do what the man told him. "I didn't know what was happening until I saw the man holding a gun to my mom's head.... I was like, 'what the heck is happening? …

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