Six weeks on from the terrifying incident in which an intruder tried to force his way into her family home, radio personality Kate Langbroek has spoken further about the event.
Appearing on Channel Ten’s Hughesy We Have A Problem, she recalled of the night in question: ‘My husband Peter went outside to see what was going on. And because I’m so big and tough I went out with him!’
Clearly regretting her actions, she went on: ‘And I tried to shut the gate and he tried to push the gate back on me. My husband’s outside the gate, I’m inside the gate.
‘I realised I left the front door open. I ran back inside and thank goodness because then [the intruder] tried to kick the door in.’
Kate lives with her husband Peter Lewis and their four young children, aged between eight and 12.
The pair were ‘putting the little ones to bed’ when their babysitter came back, banging on their door saying a man tried to get in her car outside the house.
The personality emotionally recalled the violent ordeal on the Today show in March, claiming the man tried to break into her house when the pair went out to investigate.
‘I decided to follow him outside!’ Kate Langbroek recalled how she went with her husband to confront the violent man who ‘tried to kick the door in’ of her family home
Dramatic: Appearing on Channel Ten’s Hughesy We Have A Problem, she recalled of the night in question ‘My husband Peter went outside to see what was going on. And because I’m so big and tough I went out with him!’
‘He was on us, like violent, raving, tried to open the front gate and I was behind the gate, Peter was out on the street and so we got into this tussle over the gate,’ Langbroek said almost a week after the incident.
‘Then I realised I had left the front door open … so I ran back into the house, I slammed the door shut, I didn’t know if he was behind me or not.
‘I braced the door with my leg … a couple of seconds later he tried to kick the front door in.
‘I was yelling at Annabelle to call Triple-0.’
Radio host Kate Langbroek (pictured) has described the moment a crazed man tried to break in to her family home where her four young children, aged between eight and 12, live
Langbroek (pictured) suffered severe bruising after a ‘crazed’ person attempted to break into her family home last Friday evening
‘I braced the door with my leg … a couple of seconds later he tried to kick the front door in,’ she said on Thursday
Langbroek said her husband Peter was outside with the man for a ‘terrifying period’ where the man was trying to lure him away from the house like the ‘Pied Piper of violent idiots.’
The co-host of the top rating Melbourne radio show ‘Hughesy & Kate’ said their neighbours called the police who arrived within three or four minutes.
The 52-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to post an image of her badly bruised right arm.
St Kilda has long had a history of rampant drug use and Langbroek told The Age that problems have only increased since the notorious Gatwick Hotel was shut down
As she went to investigate the ‘deranged’ man turned on Langbroek and attempted to push past her and into where her children – aged from eight to 12 – were sleeping
The incident led the radio star to call on the Victorian government to clean up the area which has a long history of drug overdoses and sex use.
‘Martin Foley thanks for your call yesterday,’ Langbroek wrote to her local member on Twitter.
‘This is the bruise I sustained trying to keep that “vulnerable” resident from kicking our front door in on Friday night.
‘Children inside. The real vulnerable are the decent citizens of St Kilda. We await your action.’
The man responsible for the attack has reportedly been charged by police.
St Kilda has long had a history of rampant drug use and Langbroek told The Age that problems have only increased since the notorious Gatwick Hotel was shut down.
‘Our children walk to school and [the other day] we saw a guy get a Glasgow kiss,’ TV and radio star Langbroek said.
‘He was walking around the corner with his headphones in and he got headbutted in broad daylight. It’s crazy.’
Despite St Kilda, the area where Langbroek lives (pictured), being among the most expensive in Melbourne it has long had history of drug use and sex work
The 52-year-old and her husband were able to keep the man at bay, but the incident has led the radio star to call on the Victorian government to clean up the area
‘It’s really not nice to be here with kids right now… my mother lives out in a much-maligned suburb and they never get this kind of stuff,’ wrote one Twitter user
Another complained that they couldn’t walk down the street in St Kilda and surrounding areas ‘without getting screamed at’
Those who called The Gatwick hotel home were forced out into public housing after it was taken over by Channel Nine for the upcoming season of The Block.
Residents in the St Kilda area have reported an increasing number of incidents to the police in recent months, with many angry locals commenting on Langbroek’s post.
‘The Walking Dead are alive and well in St Kilda (and) Balaclava, can’t walk down Carlisle St without getting screamed at,’ wrote one local.
‘It’s really not nice to be here with kids right now… my mother lives out in a much-maligned suburb and they never get this kind of stuff,’ said another Twitter user
While it has long had a reputation for sex work and drugs, the area is also among the most expensive in Melbourne being just minutes from the beach and trendy eateries.