An elderly woman who lives in the suburban Los Angeles home made famous by TV sitcom “The Brady Bunch” scared off burglars who were ransacking the house, police said Thursday.
The resident, who is aged in her 70s, was not hurt in Wednesday night’s "hot prowl" break-in at the property in Studio City.
The suspects fled but left behind physical evidence, police sources told NBC News.
Police said the suspects tried to get in through windows before smashing a downstairs sliding glass door.
They ransacked the den and then moved upstairs, smashing the victim's bedroom door.
The woman, who was in bed, awoke and turned on a light, leading the culprits to flee, police said.
It was not immediately clear if any property was taken.
The home was used for exterior shots of the residence of Mike and Carol Brady and their six children. "The Brady Bunch" aired on ABC from 1969 to 1974.
The property frequently attracts fans of the show and is now also a stop for "Pokemon Go" players, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
“There are always lookie-loos here,” a neighbor told the newspaper. “Pokémon will just bring more people who don’t live in here.”