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    SAN DIEGO, CA (CNN/KGTV) -- A California teen was home alone when burglars broke into her house. She quickly and quietly ran to a closet to hide and called 9-1-1 for help. The suspects were just feet away from her at one point.

    Doyin Oladipupo was home alone when three burglars broke in. She says, ""I was so, so scared. I could see them."

    The quick-thinking 15-year-old grabbed a phone called 9-1-1. She hid behind clothes in her mother's closet. the robbers so close the 9-1-1 operator could hear them on the phone.

    As she hid, the thieves stole right in the closet, right next to her. The 911 operator was cool, calm and quiet.

    It is life frighteningly mimicking art. In the film, "The Call", amazingly out just last week, Halle Berry plays a 9-1-1 operator in a similar situation.

    For this 15-year-old and her mother, it was a very happy ending.

    The dispatcher, Angie Rivera, takes as many as 200 calls a day, never one like this. She says, "I won't lie, I did shed a couple of tears, just the adrenaline release, just knowing she was safe. You know, when we take these calls, we don't know how they're going to end."

    Police arrived, found her and even arrested the three burglars still in the driveway in a stolen car.

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