"Tears coming down my face" father reacts to daughter's home invasion

By WEEK Reporter

November 15, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria resident Joe Jochman had a terrifying Friday morning. Joe is the father of home invasion victim Kathleen Jochman and is the ex-husband of victim Theresa Jochman. Theresa and Kathleen live in a Peoria home in the 2900 block of Winterberry that was robbed early Friday morning around midnight.

Joe was trying to get in contact with his family for hours Friday morning after hearing from a friend that his ex-wife's home had been broken into.

"My hands are still shaking," said Joe.

Jochman has been trying to piece together what happened to his daughter and ex-wife's home that morning.

"I had tears coming down my face because you don't know what's going on," said Joe.

Joe was told by his ex-wife that three men invaded their home through an open garage backdoor. Joe said that Theresa and her boyfriend, Thomas Hasenstein, were sitting on the couch around 12:30AM watching TV when the intrusion happened.

"They brought my daughter from upstairs, hog tied all three of them and ransacked the house," said Joe. ""They took TVs, game systems, jewelry and anything that they could find."

Jochman said his daughter and ex-wife are shaken up. He was happy that they were alive.

"Talked to my daughter. She just broke down a couple times," said Joe. "I thought, 'God, if she was home alone she might have been raped or molested or whatever the situation maybe. What's a father to do who doesn't live at home anymore."

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