By Itica Milanes
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV/CNN) - A California teen hides in a closet as burglars raid her home.
At one point, they were even in the closet with the 15-year-old.
Doyin Oladipupo was upstairs alone. She heard her home alarm system, grabbed a phone, ran to her parents' closet and called 911.
Seconds later, three burglars were not only in her home, they were in the closet with her.
"I was so scared. I could see them. And I thought they were going to see me," said Doyin.
The thieves were so close to the 15-year-old, the dispatcher could hear them.
Burglar: "Hey bring the bucket over here."
911: "Ok, don't talk."
Burglar: "Bring it over here."
"And they were just taking things from my mom. All this stuff right here," she said.
Doyin stayed calm, but she worried the burglars would see her bright new toenail polish.
The dispatcher told her how to communicate with her.
911: "Can you tell me you understand by tapping the phone once that do not open the door."
Doyin tapped the phone.
911: "Ok, do not open that door."
"I was so still. I was like don't move or they'll see you.
Her mother shutters at what could have been.
"I mean, can you imagine if they had seen her?" said Adebisi Jinadu.
Then Chula Vista police arrived.
Police found three teenagers in the driveway. Inside the stolen vehicle officers say they were driving, they found the family's stolen property and other stolen items from previous burglaries.
"I don't know how I did it honestly. Because when I think about it now, my heart just starts beating," said Doyin.
A poise and inner strength beyond her years.