Neighbors of the Florida woman who shot and killed her four children and herself say they refused to open the door for the three children who escaped after being shot by their mother!
During a recording of a 911 call made by the neighbours on the night of the attack by Tonya Thomas, 33, a crying female caller can be heard to say, ‘Get back, you’re not coming in our house.’
The caller’s husband then grabbed the phone and told the dispatcher, ‘They tried to break in our front door to get in, I guess to try and get away from her – who-ever’s got the gun.’
I knew this was gonna happen you guys,’ the crying female caller told the dispatcher as the deaths of Joel, 12, Jazlin, 13, Jaxs, 15, and Pebbles Johnson, 17 unfolded in front of their eyes.
‘I grabbed my gun and ran outside and one’s laying there bleeding at the front door,’ the man is heard to say.
‘I don’t know who has the gun, so I’m not walking out there.
‘I’m armed, but not going out there and putting myself in danger.’
Another neighbor told Florida Today that the family was known in the area for being disruptive, with police often being called to the house.
‘They were just known for being hoodlums,’ he said of the children, adding that they were often seen running around late at night, ‘terrorizing our dogs and setting off firecrackers’.