Three men tried to break into U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's home Friday afternoon, but his wife scared them off, police said.
Shortly before noon, Debra Brady, who was alone at the time, heard someone knocking on her front door but was unable to immediately answer, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. When she got a chance to look outside, she saw a man walk to a car parked on another street, open the trunk, and put on a red baseball cap.
About 45 minutes later, the Bradys' Pekingese ran to the rear of the house and started barking, Walker said. Debra Brady went to check on the dog and saw the man in the red cap trying to open a back door. As she retreated with her dog, she saw the man attempting to open a sliding-glass door. She also noticed two other men sitting in lawn chairs in her backyard. The man with the cap was wearing a surgical mask.