On Saturday, around 1:34 a.m., a strange man walked onto the front porch of Dwana LeShay's Detroit home and rang the doorbell.
Luckily for LeShay, her security cameras captured what the man was holding against his chest as he waited for someone to open the door: a gun. According to WWJ, the woman phoned the police, but the man ran away before the authorities could reach her house.
Almost immediately, her ex-fiancé came to her aid. As she explained on Facebook:
My ex-fiancé that I haven’t been with for over six years was here in five minutes, no more than 10, and he brought his cousin with him.
LeShay shared the video in a since-deleted Facebook post, saying she hoped it would help the authorities catch the man.
She wrote on Facebook the encounter brought back the uneasy feeling she felt after she was robbed at gunpoint in 2013:
The worst thing in the world is to have someone invade your space and peace of mind. In 2013, I was robbed coming out of a beauty supply store in broad daylight. The guy said he had a gun and for a long time, I was nervous when any strange person approached me or was too close, I finally got over that.
Then last night this idiot decided to bring his raggedy ass to my house at 1:34 am. Not sure if it’s a mistaken house or an attempt at hoping I’d come to the door and they’d force their way in, but God! Thank you, Jesus, for your grace and mercy.
In her post, she thanked the Detroit Police Department and noted that she's “grateful to have friends that care”:
my neighbor friend called me back very [quickly]. I love y’all to LIFE! [...]
My son, the soldier, is talking about an emergency leave now, and even my ex-husband/baby-daddy is asking if I need anything. [...] I want [this fool's face] out there and I don’t wanna worry about my baby being targeted.
Lastly, I want to thank the Detroit Police Department for getting to me in record time! I know they get a lot of bad press, but they are indeed on the job! So thank you, Chief James Craig, former Chief Ralph Lloyd Godbee Jr., and all my DPD connects!
As WWJ reports, the man in the video has since been identified. He was reportedly on parole at the time of the alleged attempted break-in. However, he has not yet been detained.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told WWJ:
“The suspect was on parole for armed robbery. I don’t know about you, but if somebody came to my house at 1:30 a.m. with a gun exposed, I don’t think they’d be delivering Christmas cookies to me.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s 8th precinct at 313-596-5800.