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Bullitt County couple in shock after home invasion

A Bullitt County couple is in shock after home invasion Sunday morning. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News) A Bullitt County couple is in shock after home invasion Sunday morning. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News) (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News) (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) –  Maui and Ed Cundiff were eating breakfast Sunday morning when the unthinkable happened.

“Somebody knocked on the door very loudly saying something like ‘We got a warrant! We got a warrant! Open the daggone door!’” Maui Cundiff said. “They kept asking for gun, gun, gun.”

The two men at the door of the couple's home on the 5100 block of Lower Beech Grove Road identified themselves as Louisville Metro Police Department officers. They had on bulletproof vests.

“When I opened the door, they put a gun in our faces and everything saying, ‘We have a warrant of arrest and we need to search the place,'” Maui Cundiff said. 

The suspects handcuffed the couple and locked them in the bathroom.

“I was sitting in here, sitting right here handcuffed and everything,” Maui Cundiff said in her bathroom.

The men tore through the home while the Cundiffs were locked inside the bathroom.

“They took the TVs, the surround system and everything,” Maui Cundiff said. “They ransacked everything. My jewelry is gone. The wine, some wine, I mean who would take wine? They took some of the shoes. I like shoes.”

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When the house became quiet, the couple came out the bathroom and noticed Ed Cundiff’s pickup truck was missing. 

"The trailer was up against this fence over here and my truck was sitting right here,” Ed Cundiff said. 

Ed says several thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment, an ATV and trailer were taken. The men got away - one of the thieves stole the couple's truck and took off down Interstate-65 - but were later spotted on the highway by police.

One suspect rammed Ed's truck into a sheriff's car, and then crashed into a barrier. The second suspect's vehicle took off.

The stolen items were found strewn on the highway. Most of them were recovered - along with the stolen truck - but the damage was already done.

The suspect was taken to University Hospital after the crash and then was taken into custody. 

Meanwhile, the Cundiffs wish they had been a little more cautious when they answered the door. 

“I knew something wasn't right, you know.” Ed Cundiff said. “I have been arrested before and it wasn't nothing like that.”

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