Window smashed with hammer at Nashville home while residents inside

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A would-be burglar used a hammer to smash a window at a South Nashville home in broad daylight while the residents were inside, according to police.


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Metro police responded around 3:30 p.m. Thursday to a reported burglary at a residence on Cruzen Street, which is off Nolensville Pike between Interstate 440 and Thompson Lane.

When officers arrived, they said they saw a smashed window and located the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Jessica Coursey, sitting on the front porch of the home with a hammer nearby.


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Detectives spoke with the residents who explained Coursey was trying to break into the residence while screaming “let me in” and cursing at them, according to a police report.

While in the back of a patrol car, officers said Coursey admitted to breaking the window without being asked about the crime.


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Coursey was booked into the Metro jail Thursday night on multiple charges, including aggravated burglary, vehicle theft and criminal trepassing. Her bond was set at $20,000.

A booking photo for Coursey was not immediately released by law enforcement.

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