Witness at Sanders' home 'flabbergasted' Pilar was arrested

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on April 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 28 at 2:44 PM

PROSPER - Lisa Thomas is an accomplished concert pianist. She's played for President Bush and other dignitaries.

For nine years, she's taught piano lessons to Deion and Pilar Sanders' three children. On Monday, she was at the home, about to teach a lesson.

"I heard glass breaking, and Deion was shouting at the top of his lungs, over and over again, 'Get out of my house, get out of my house!'" Thomas said.

She said at the time there was only one child in the home, the couple's oldest son. She said he got scared.

"He kept saying, 'Please don't stay. I don't want you to hear this,'" Thomas said.

Thomas said she made her way out of the house, and as she was leaving the police arrived.

She describes them as being aggressive with Pilar.

"That's what I found strange," Thomas said. "They hadn't even interviewed them, and they were pushing her out like she was some criminal, and they said, 'You stay outside,' and just said, 'Do not come back in this house.'"

She said Deion Sanders was treated nicely.

Thomas said she was stunned to learn Pilar Sanders was arrested.

"I was flabbergasted," she said. "This can not be right. It's not right. It's so wrong. Now way she deserved to go to jail."

She said Prosper police officers didn't take her statement. In fact, she says she called them the next day to give her account.

"He said, 'Well you don't know the whole story. You don't know what happened,'" Thomas said of her call with police. "And I said, 'Well, I was there when the fight started.'"

News 8 went to the Prosper Police Department to ask why police didn't take a statement from Thomas at the scene. We were told the police chief was in a meeting and couldn't talk to us. No one has responded by 10 p.m. Friday.

Police have since cited Deion Sanders, but he was never arrested.

Thomas said she cares for both Pilar and Deion, but felt she had to say something to set the record straight.

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