When the Lai family from Irvine, California decided to hire a babysitter, they had big expectations, but never in their wildest dreams they thought she would end up saving their son thanks to her intuition.
The Lai family
Mr and Mrs Lai, like many other couples that work for a living, began having trouble keeping up with the demands of work and family. Their three-year-old son, required constant care and vigilance and they realized it was time to hire someone.
The Right Nanny
They hired someone who seemed a perfect fit. Her name was Jenna Lee Baker and she seemed reliable, caring and competent. There was something about her that made her trustworthy. She naver gave them reason to regret their decision. But one day she did something they never expected of her.
Out for some errands
On the day these events took place Jenna had been left by herself to take care of the Lai’s son who was only three years old. She needed to run some errands and she left the house in the company of the little boy in her care.
Coming back to an odd feeling
Once the errands were fulfilled she walked back home with the child and as she inserted the key and unlocked the door the child stood right by her side. When she was about to come inside she experienced a powerful hunch. “There is something wrong, leave” and she stood by the door wandering if this made any sense at all. She was about to follow her intuition and leave when the child stepped right in.
He went in before she could stop him
The child marched about five paces before turning around to see why she didn’t come inside with him. She was about to turn a deaf ear to her feeling of impending doom when she saw the contents of her purse lying on top of the kitchen counter.
The boy is inside and there is an intruder in the house
It dawned on her that somehow her intuition tried to warn her there was an intruder in the house. Her bold ran cold and she had to supress the natural urge to run away to safety to save the boy.
A woman of action
The intruder heard something and ran towards the door. He was in the upper floor and was about to get to the stairs. As Jenna heard the intruding closing in, in a daring move she stormed inside, took the kid one arm and ran outside.
As she went through the driveway she tried calling the neighbors while she carried the boy -and herself- to safety.
The burglar ran out behind her
The intruder fled the scene right behind her. He carried a backpack and fortunately for Jenna and the boy he escaped in the opposite direction.
Telling the parents
As soon as she felt safe at her neighbor’s house, Jenna telephoned Mr and Mrs Lai. They came as fast as they could and as she told them what happened Mr Lai told her that they had a CCTV system. Jenna was surprised. Everyone sat to have a look at the security recordings.
The burglar took some of their belongings
The cameras on the ground floor caught the intruder as he broke in and started scouting for valuables. He took a look at Jenna’s purse and emptied it all over the kitchen counter. After grabbing a couple of items he continued taking things here and there until he felt satisfied and went to the upper floor.
Going up stairs he was caught by the camera in the hall as he searched for things to steal in every single bedroom. As he left the bedroom of Mr. Lai’s son he perked up when he heard a sound below and realized someone just got back. He stormed through the hall, downstairs and out of the house with a backpack full of stolen goods.
It was the right decision
As Mr Lai watched the end of the last recording, he fell silent feeling insecure and violated. Someone had just broken into his house, gone through his wife’s things… And then, he realized the extent of what Jenna did. She stormed into his house even though she knew there was an intruder inside, to get his son to safety. He was truly fortunate to have hired Jenna. When things don’t go the way you’d expect, it’s good to know there’s people in your life you can rely on like this nanny.