- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Douglas County will pay an Omaha family for damage to a door, which deputies kicked in after reporting hearing screams inside the home.

But instead of trouble, deputies found a 13-year-old boy babysitting his 3-year-old brother. Officials say someone called 911 after hearing screams from the house, and deputies say they loudly knocked and announced themselves several times with no answer. Deputies say they forced their way inside after they, too, heard screaming.

When asked why he didn’t open the door, the teen said he had been playing a video game and didn’t hear them until it was too late. Neither the family nor police could determine the origin of the screaming.

Omaha television station WOWT reports (https://bit.ly/1QIYAms ) that the Douglas County Board has approved paying $1,200 in damages.

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Information from: WOWT-TV, https://www.wowt.com

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