While the Dorchester County 9-1-1 operator solicited for a response from the caller, Kimberly Haas and her attackers can be heard in the background.
On Dec. 28, Haas' home was broken into by two armed men, holding the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman and a friend hostage.
The audio on the call is nearly four minutes long, most of which nothing can be heard.
Haas managed to dial 9-1-1 while one of the suspects forced her to go around the house to find medication. She dialed and then threw the phone under the bed.
In a clear voice, 22 seconds from the start of the call, Haas says, "Help me."
Haas told Patch that she wasn't even sure if the call had gone through to the operator.
"I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that I'd have signal and threw it under the bed," she said.
According to the Dorchester County incident report, Haas' home at 138 Eagle Drive was broken in to by two men demanding the chronically ill woman's prescription medicine. The men also made off with a shotgun.
The investigation is ongoing. Haas described the men as black and in their early 20s. One is about 5-foot, 8-inches tall and 150 pounds, and the other is about 6-foot tall and 180 pounds. Both wore hoodies, tied tightly around their faces, Haas said.
According to Haas, the men entered her home at around 9 a.m., just minutes after her friend Alma Angel Arana of Moncks Corner had stopped to visit.
At first, with the cavalier way the men entered the home and shut the door behind them, Haas assumed it was friends playing a prank. She even batted away the gun and told them to stop playing around.
The men forced Haas and Arana to the floor, and then had Haas take them around the mobile home in search of prescription medications. According to the incident report, the men took about $60 in drugs.