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Family worried after men break into home Wednesday morning

Posted at 11:26 PM, Nov 01, 2017

Imagine being woken up at 4:30 a.m. with a gun in your face in your own home.  It happened to an Anne Arundel County woman and her family.

Two men walked into Gail Diem's home looking for someone who doesn't even live there.

"I heard a noise and I thought one of my granddaughters was coming through the back door and it wound up being these two guys," Diem told ABC2.

Diem's nightmare unfolded in the 1600 block of Colony Road in Pasadena.

"They came through the back door-- both of them had guns." she said.

Police say the men entered the home through an unlocked backdoor.

"This is not normal, this is a very quiet neighborhood it's basically on a peninsula so there's one way in and one way out, it's very quiet," said Lt. Ryan Frashure with the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Diem says her family and a friend were sleeping in the house when the break in happened and the men kept asking for a woman she didn't know.

"I kept saying you have the wrong house,  I said you should be someplace else."

Diem says the men stood over her couch, where she normally sleeps then began questioning her daughter.

"My daughter heard the noise and woke up and she came out and they cornered her in the corner over there and pointed the gun at her face."

A frightening and confusing ordeal for anyone.

"I never thought anything like that would happen around here," said Diem.

 Anne Arundel police are looking for these men and are asking anyone with information to call police.