11-Year-Old Catches Alleged Burglar in the Act

The young boy was caught on surveillance video inside his New Jersey home coming face-to-face with an intruder running outside to get a neighbor's help and call 911.
1:46 | 10/19/16

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Now to a dramatic home invasion caught on camera. An 11-year-old boy opening his front door coming face-to-face with a stranger. ABC's gio Benitez is here with the story and what officers say that young boy did right. Right, gio? Reporter: Place say he was cool, calm and collected. He got away as quickly as he could and found help. You're watching surveillance video from inside a New Jersey home. Police say this man is an intruder casing the house. His face crystal clear. But when he's out of frame, someone else walks in. A young 11-year-old boy home from school still carrying his backpack. He has no idea a stranger is in the house. But he keeps going back to the door as if he senses something isn't right then suddenly he makes eye contact with the man. My heart started pumping when I saw him. Reporter: Watch as he makes a run for it. Basically then I immediately run out of the house. I see that my neighbor is driving by in her car so I stop her, ask her for her help. Caller is an 11-year-old male. He saw a male with dark clothes. Reporter: The man comes back into view and leaves the way he got in, through the back. Allegedly stealing the 11-year-old's cell phone. As for that young boy, well, he's giving us all a lesson. Absolutely. He did the right thing. Went and sowing help, went to a neighbor and summoned 911. I got to give him credit. Thumbs up. Did everything correct. That thumb's up. And the suspect behind bars, not entered a plea but police tell me he said he was sorry for making the boy go through all of that. Yeah, at least he got out of there and did the right thing. Absolutely.

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