(CBS) STOCKTON, Calif.-- Essie King, a widow from Stockton, California, said she is moving out of her home because it has been broken into 14 times, according to CBS Sacramento.
"I want it to stop, I just want peace," Essie King told the station. "After being at work all day, I just want to come home and get some rest."
She said that crooks have gotten into her locked home by knocking down boards in her fence, kicking in her doors and throwing rocks at her windows while she's been at church or at work, said the station.
The thieves have even tried to pry her air conditioning unit out of the window. King told CBS Sacramento, "I have this metal plate so they couldn't take it out, because they're trying to take the entire unit."
King is not the only one in the Stockton area concerned about the safety of their home. Police said there have been 47 burglaries within a half-mile of her home over the last six months, reported CBS Sacramento.
The station said King has a burglar alarm but the home invaders are in and out of the home before the police get to the scene.
Barbara Kauss, the executive director of the housing authority of San Joaquin County, told CBS Sacramento that she knows about the burglaries at King's home and she has assigned an officer to the case.
"We can have our community policing officers work with Mrs. King, and I believe they have, as well as our other neighbors," Kauss told the station.
Kauss does not believe that King's neighbors are the perpetrators because they are also being robbed, reported the station.