Artist Stacy Atwood was making jewelry for her gallery exhibition Friday night in her Buckhead home when her cat looked at her.
“He looked up at the door and looked back over at me and back at the door,” she told Channel 2 Action News. “I looked and I saw my back door was open.”
She got up and got as far as her bathroom door before she saw a man with a gun.
He said he had been watching her for weeks.
Her cat alerted her that something was wrong... she looked up and saw the back door of her Buckhead apartment wide open.— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) September 20, 2018
As she went to close it, an armed robber came out of her bathroom.
At 5, we'll take you through the terrifying encounter and the warning she has for others pic.twitter.com/LPUirapypk
“He put the gun to my head, grabbed the Taser out of my hand, put me down on the ground right here all the way down on the floor,” she said, “and asked me, ‘Don’t look at my face or I will shoot you in the head.’”
After he dragged her into the living room, she gave the robber her iPhone, iPad and MacBook.
“He says, ‘Oh, you make jewelry,’ and I said yes I am an artist and he said, ‘Well, I am sorry, hard times you know.’”
She remarked that she’s living in hard times, too.
The man then said, “Stop crying, I am not going to hurt you.”
He told her to sit in a chair and count to 10. She did. He left.
And she now has no sense of security.
“I never thought,” she said, “that something like this would happen."
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