A mother and entrepreneur in McKinney, Texas, was at home when a burglar dressed in all black and with a mask walked right into her living room. She posted a video on Facebook Thursday explaining what happened next and addressed the burglar directly.
"So, just to make something clear. To the kid who broke into my home tonight: I'm not sure that you know what this is but I am locked and loaded," she warned. "And by the way, thank you for leaving all the evidence behind. Because guess what? You were on camera, breaking into our home."
"And you're so smart that you left your fingerprints everywhere for the McKinney PD to now have them," she continued. "We have inside cameras, and we have outside cameras."
"You won't do it again. We will find you. Don't mess with my home," she concluded. "It was not smart on your part young man, you committed a felony and you will be found. Period."
Her post on Facebook indicated that she wanted to warn other parents. "You think this is a joke? GET THIS STRAIGHT," it read. "Be glad I didn't have this shotgun in my hand when I came face to face with you. I can guarantee the winner and outcome on that. And this-all for tennis shoes?!?!"
"All McKinney middle school parents -be aware if this is your child -he's in VERY SERIOUS TROUBLE," it added. "Spread the word around. I. Am. Not. Kidding. When. It. Comes. To. The. Safety. Of. My. Family. And. My Home."
"YOU SCREWED WITH THE WRONG PERSON," she warned emphatically.
Maria Luce believes the burglar was attempting to steal some expensive shoes that her son was trading and selling on the internet. She says that her children were in the second story of the home when she encountered the burglar. The family is not in the shoe business anymore after that frightening interaction.
Police are actively investigating the attempted burglary.