Home Invasion In Molino; Young Teen Cut Multiple Times With Knife

October 31, 2009

Deputies are investigating an apparent Friday evening home invasion in Molino that left a 13-year old girl cut several times with a knife.

homewindow.jpgThe girl was home alone at the time of the attack, according to her mother. She said a man entered the home through a window, and one tried to attack the girl with a knife. The middle school student was cut multiple times on her hands in an apparent attempt to fight off her attacker as she was pinned on a bed, her mother said, but she was not otherwise injured. Her injuries were not considered serious.

The incident  at a home in the 7200 block of Highway 95A in Molino was reported to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department at 6:03 Friday evening.  The first deputy was on the scene within minutes.

The mother said the 13-year old ran out of the house to a neighbor’s home to call for help after she escaped her attacker. She described the suspect as a tall, slender male that she believed to be white due to the sound of his voice. He said he was wearing a ski mask.

A K-9 unit from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was used in an attempt to located the suspect, but deputies were unsuccessful.

The victim’s mother said two suspicious men had been seen by several people in the neighborhood over the past week. One was a tall, slender while male with blond hair and a tattoo of an unknown object on his lower leg. The other was described as short, dark hair with a medium build.

The victim’s mother said her family was a the Northview High School football game at the time of the incident. She said the 13-year old would have been home alone only a short time; her grandmother was on her way to the house and was due to arrive just shortly after the time of the attack.

Anyone with any information on this apparent home invasion is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

The incident is under investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, which has not released any further information about the crime.

As a matter of policy, NorthEscambia.com does not identify juvenile victims of crime or their families.

Pictured above: An unidentified man reportedly forced this window  open and attacked a 13-year old girl at a home in Molino Friday evening.  This photograph was taken from inside the home after the attack for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


38 Responses to “Home Invasion In Molino; Young Teen Cut Multiple Times With Knife”

  1. char on December 4th, 2009 9:48 pm

    neighborhood watch someone suggested
    HA! Not in Molino.
    If you watch and call, the police don’t do anything.

    Its up to the good ppl here to change the things that are wrong with
    Its up to us to catch the bad guys
    Just like it’s our responsibility to take care of our children and
    keep them safe

    There are two cops from here to Milton to Century. At least thats
    what was assigned for the 6 years I have been here, and that
    is according to one of the actual officers.

    Now how you going to protect and serve with that kind of territory!

    One of them told me call anytime, thats what my tax dollar is for.
    The other trained me not to call.

  2. Granny Bee on November 4th, 2009 2:29 pm

    Sure glad you girls are alive!

  3. What'sNext???? on November 2nd, 2009 9:40 pm

    The article described what the “men” looked like, but can someone better verify the possible ages. Was it younger men (barely adults) or older men? Also, can someone please verify in more detail whether they had short or long hair, which leg was the tattoo on – did it have color, were they always on foot, bicycles occasionally, sometimes scene in vehicles??? I know this is a devestating time for the family as well as all of the neighbors but unless they get together and help provide more identification of these men our community is still going to be under risk of another attack. Please advise as soon as possible!!! GOD BLESS!

  4. Alanna on November 2nd, 2009 7:39 pm

    It’s a good thing she’s okay it could have been alot worse.

  5. Shelby Moye on November 2nd, 2009 6:40 pm

    Ohh Myy God the girl who got stabed was an 8th grader who rides my bus and she’s got a broke leg and a cast on it and just to think how hard it is to get away from the dude with a broke leg. I saw her at school today and one of my friends (7th grader) came up to her and asked if he could see the stabe marks on her hand and that has to terrible to have ppl doing that to you….plus she lives right down the street from me and im a 6th grader thats REALLY scarry!! I hope they find the dude and lock him up for what he did to my friend..

  6. Friend on November 2nd, 2009 5:17 pm

    the girl that was attacked is my friend. She hurt her knee and has a brace on it. I would think it would be hard for her to shoot,pepper spray,and swing bats at her attacker.

  7. Molino Resident on November 1st, 2009 5:58 pm

    Since these men were seen in the area previously…does anyone know what type of vehicle they were driving?

  8. baby_guhh on November 1st, 2009 5:44 pm

    i hope she is okay. i prob. would have died if i was her get better. sorry:(

  9. Veronica on November 1st, 2009 1:12 pm

    I’m so glad the little girl is okay. She was very smart and brave. I have already begun to talk to my 10 yr old about the dangers of strangers…etc. Next year when he turns 11 and goes to 6th grade…he (and other kids his age in our neighborhood) have to walk several blocks to catch the bus and get off the bus in the evening. I dont think the school board or whoever decides this…truly care about our children. Remember the 11 yr old who was abducted and just found this year. Please teach your children how to call 911 and to never answer the door. I personally would have shot, pepper sprayed and hit the guy with a ball bat if it was me and he was coming through my window. I guess I would just have to take my chances on NOT going to jail for protecting me and my son. It’s a dad world when you have to worry about that happening.

  10. CWP Holder on November 1st, 2009 12:41 pm

    As far as actually shooting a person , you can only fire until the threat is gone. If you wound a house invader and he is down and compliant, dont walk up and finish him. You will be charged with murder. Dont shoot a perp in the back, theres not alot of attorneys that can explain how someone was a threat with his back to you.

  11. CWP Holder on November 1st, 2009 12:36 pm

    Under the Florida Castle Doctrine, it is presumed that someone that has entered your house by force is intending to commit a forceable felony and can be met with deadly force. Go to MyFlorida.com and find out what your rights are regarding intruders in your home. Florida state attorneys have been very lenient on bringing these cases to a grand jury. Grand juries have not been returning indictments in these cases. The duty to retreat has been stripped from all statutes as well as being extended to “any area in which you have a legal right to occupy”.

  12. A. Davis on November 1st, 2009 12:22 pm

    Crime is so bad towards children I wish the school buses would take them closer to their homes. i see children walking when it is still dark out side it is not safe people need to stick together and complain about it. I am so glad this little girl is ok these people need to be done away with. We have got to stand together to protect children.

  13. molino jim on November 1st, 2009 10:36 am

    I have a question or two. If the people in the area have seen these two guys hanging around and no one knew them –why not call the SO and have them checked out. I would shoot first and ask questions later also—but the State will some times charge the home owner. The legal cost to keep from going to prison can be very high. I recall a man in Santa Rosa County hearing a sound coming from his babies room(less than a year old) late at night and found and adult male–nude–standing next to her crib. He put a beating on him and the scum bag later died—the father was arrested after the grand jury found “he over reacted”. I would like to be on the jury if the case ever goes to trial. THE GOOD PART IS THE GIRL IS NOT DEAD OR WORSE.

  14. ashley kite on November 1st, 2009 9:23 am

    i hope you are alright girlll:)

  15. Jack moran on November 1st, 2009 4:37 am

    And during these times – Who is it that wants to cut the budget of the ECSO?

  16. Willbrawl Mccall on October 31st, 2009 9:12 pm

    Wow this was family. Thank God thats all they did it could have been so worse Ya know I had this happen to me this last year. I got back from turkey hunting one day and two black males were standing at my garage door when I got out with my shot gun they asked for my dad by his name and said my dad called them to fix the freezer well nothing was wrong with the freezer and I called dad and he said nope he aint called no one.. Im not stupid I know what they were planning if I had the option of reliving this scene i would have killed them both.. Everyone look out its just getting worse dont hesitate to pull the trigger becasue they wont if you dont!!!!!!!!!

  17. taylor reyes on October 31st, 2009 7:30 pm

    i am really sorry

  18. morgan;] on October 31st, 2009 4:39 pm

    i was soooo scared when i heard this from her great friend, which is mine, i will pray for you, ily

  19. CWP Holder on October 31st, 2009 4:35 pm

    A shotgun has always been the best home defense weapon. Pellets wont penetrate interior walls like a 150 grain bullet. Also a child can aim this weapon in the general direction of the threat and still get the job done. Never let an assailant get within 21 feet of you, thats very important, try to maintain at least that distance for his attack time and your reaction time. Carry on your day to day activities in “condition yellow” that is a constant state of vigilance, never let your guard down. Stay safe neighbors, its a dangerous world out there.

  20. Tina on October 31st, 2009 2:03 pm

    I for one will NO longer be afraid to protect myself and my family!
    If someone, anyone puts me in a situation, I WILL SHOOT TO KILL.
    Ok criminals, us good people are ready to protect ourselves, our family, and our belongings that we have worked hard for. You will no longer control us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. EMD on October 31st, 2009 1:22 pm


    If you only have a rifle, keep it near. However, a pistol is much better, for it is harder for someone to snatch it away before you can use it, especially if you hesitate. The Pensacola Police Dept. may still teach a class like the one I attended years ago. It is a good lesson in gun safety and use. After the regular class, they meet you at a shooting range for some hands on training. I highly recommend it. A semi-auto revlover that is not too large, but large enough, is what I recommend. The police can tell you better.

  22. 100 blk 97 on October 31st, 2009 1:17 pm

    This young lady is very smart and I am so proud of her for defending herself like she did! All the lil fights with brother finally paid off for her! Way to teach her bro..Serious, she used her brain fought off to get out and ran to safety! We have seen these guys this week going door to door..All I can say is the whole area is on watch!! God help them!! LOve ya…ur 2nd MAMA

  23. Name (required) on October 31st, 2009 1:10 pm

    My prayers are with the ESCO, and that this person may be found. The fact that this girl was spared is a matter to be thankful for, but if the attacker is willing to use a knife the outcome may well be very different next time.

    I hope the attacker is apprehended soon, or that his next victim is able to turn the tables.

  24. EMD on October 31st, 2009 12:41 pm

    Do you “big brave men” feel more manly now? You should feel like the scum of the earth. I bet you used to beat up little girls in school. I guess you didn’t stay in school long enough to learn anything constructive. Did you know you were born with a purpose. If you do not surrender to your Creator soon, you will die in your mess instead of living in your purpose. THINK about it, whenever your mind clears enough. Good grief!!!

  25. mommy2beautifulgirls on October 31st, 2009 12:04 pm

    this is a shame to have this happen! lock your doors and like that one person said,get a big dog,and keep a rifle near you…i have 2 small kids and i wouldn’t doubt the security of my house without a gun near me if something happens in my neighborhood.i’m glad to hear the young girl got out with minor injuries and she’ll be ok.

  26. Miranda on October 31st, 2009 11:35 am

    Omg, Ggirl i hope your okay i probably would have had a heart attack if i were you.

  27. concerned MOM on October 31st, 2009 11:35 am

    Well thank god the girl got away from her attacker,you know alot of times kids just up and dissapear.I watch alot of cold case files and this is a very common story for little towns. We live out in the country and never think nothing like this happens. Well Parents open your eyes, talk to your kids and try to prepare them for different situations. Dont let them be surprised, Let the criminals be the one who are surprised. I know it hard talking to our kids but at least we give them a chance. This little girl in Molino faught with all her might and the situation turned on the intruder, which this is probably what saved her life. I have a daughter who is 13 and this storie scares me because she likes to stay at home, she is just a home body…This makes me think twice before letting her again. I know, if I ever let her again I will prepare her for this situation…I know your asking how do you prepare them right? You give them an escape route,somewhere in the house where it can be locked and there is a phone to dial 911, that gives them only seconds but it can save there life if they are prepared. Me as a parent I will think of my house or even my kids walking home from the bus stop and do my best to prepare them. I know it will SCARE them, but it will SCARE them more If they just dissapear. Please Parents talk to your kids and tell them to fight with all there mite…because if they ever get in the car or dragged out of the house or even a parking lot THEY ARE GONE! Only a few times they are ever seen again, so tell them…FIGHT because if they dont there most likely DEAD!

  28. Tara on October 31st, 2009 11:21 am

    He’d fair better going to jail than if I were to catch him, if it were my child. I’d give him a good understanding of hell on earth!

  29. "F" on October 31st, 2009 11:19 am

    To Matt and Dan:

    I totally agree with you!

  30. Praying Lady on October 31st, 2009 11:18 am

    Thank God she was able to escape from the home! These people need to get a job and stop doing things because “I was bored” or some other stupid reason! People work for their things/care for their children and shouldn’t have to worry about their family being hurt or their possessions stolen! I hope they catch these COWARDS and put them under the cell! My thoughts and prayers will be with the family.

  31. Matt on October 31st, 2009 11:14 am

    God have mercy on their soul when they enter my home!

  32. Dan on October 31st, 2009 10:25 am

    Red Tail Hawk: You are right !

    Shoot them where they stand.

    If more criminals feared their victims, there would be fewer criminals!

  33. concerned on October 31st, 2009 10:10 am

    I am deeply concerned about the increase in violence that we are experiencing . To those of you who think that killing the person is the answer, its not. Think about the emotional problems that the person will have.
    We have one of the most disfunctional justice systems in the world, Criminals have more rights than the victims , the law enforcement officers that attempt to serve and protect while they are limited by politics and insane laws. Court systems that are more like a TV game show…”Let’s make a deal” .
    We all need to push for reform in the justice (ha) system to make our communities safer and to put the real problems behind bars for real time. Until this happens , pray for those who have to defend their families, no one wants to take a life.

  34. mc on October 31st, 2009 10:05 am

    Scared? get a big dog.

  35. joe on October 31st, 2009 9:58 am

    As these stories continue to appear in the news, I find myself growing more angry and outraged about these acts of violence and crime. It is a real blessing that the young lady who was attacked was not seriously injured. This story could have ended much worse. I hope these criminals are brought to justice. I hope the ECSO will release a more detailed description of the perps so the citizens of the area can keep a watchful eye open. I think the time has come for the ECSO to hold a public seminar or training class to teach us how to better secure our homes and protect our families. I hope other people in the community will speak out as well and support the suggestion for public training. The time has come for the people to take back our communities and eliminate this type of crime. Neighborhood watch programs do work, the only catch is there needs to be people watching.

  36. RED TAIL HAWK on October 31st, 2009 9:44 am

    I’ll tell you what we are supposed to do, do like the fellow in Brewton did the other day. Have you a gun ready at all times, and when or if it happens to you, shoot them dead where they stand. Then people like this won’t be so quick to break into people’s houses.

  37. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on October 31st, 2009 8:12 am

    what are we suppose to do ???? It seems it is only getting worse and closer to home , I am starting to freak out ! I am glad the girl is okay . Please keep us updated on this story . I will pray for this family.

  38. idunno on October 31st, 2009 6:24 am

    It” s too bad she didn’t cap these sorry, useless, good-for-nothin thugs.

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