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Wife Of Rep. Bob Brady Interrupts Break-In At Their Philadelphia Home

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By Kim Glovas and Anne-Marie Greene

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The wife of Pennsylvania US Congressman Bob Brady interrupted an apparent break-in at the couple’s Overbrook home this morning, driving off a trio of burglars, according to the congressman and Philadelphia police.

Police say Debra Brady ignored a knock on the door at about 11am this morning.  About an hour later, investigators say, her television signal went off when someone cut the TV cable and the wires for the burglar alarm.

According to Congressman Brady (D-Pa.), who spoke with KYW Newsradio, Mrs. Brady heard someone at the back door of the home in the 7000 block of Brentwood Road.  When she opened a window blind and looked outside, one man was at the door and two others — all wearing surgical masks and hoodies — were sitting on the patio furniture.

“I was a wreck, I didn’t know what to do,” said Mrs. Brady.

She yelled and banged on the window from the inside, according to Rep. Brady, scaring them off.  He says she called 911 from her cell phone and Phladelphia police responded immediately.

Mrs. Brady was not injured, and Rep. Brady was not at home when the incident occurred.

bob brady Wife Of Rep. Bob Brady Interrupts Break In At Their Philadelphia Home

(Credit: Diana Rocco)

Rep. Brady and his wife do not believe they were targeted because he is a congressman. However, at about 5 p.m., police released new information regarding Congressman Brady’s office building at Broad and Miflin streets in South Philadelphia. Authorities say someone threw a bottle at a window, shattering the glass. Police have made an arrest in this incident (see related story).

They do not believe there is a connection to the attempted break-in. The investigation continues.

Hear Kim Glovas’ on-air interview with Rep. Brady in this CBS Philly podcast (runs 2:18)…

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