Transcript for Boy's 911 Call Helps Police Catch Thieves
A dramatic 911 call made by a terrified young boy who was home alone when thieves broke into his florida home. It turns out it was his quick-thinking that helped police catch the intruder. Reporter: He showed plenty of courage and as you said, some quick-thinking by grabbing a land line phone and calling for help as intruders came barging into his family's home in miami beach. Please hurry? Okay are you there? Yes, I'm home. Reporter: You can hear the panic in his voice. 11-year-old boy, fighting his overwhelming fear as he calls 911 from a closet. All while a group of burglars ransacked his miami beach home. I was just scared and shocked. Please don't see me. Reporter: The boy whose identity we have concealed was home alone at the time. His mom out for a quick jog. He knew something was wrong when he heard a loud crash. Then they started rummaging through drawers taking everything from jewelry to an iphone. I heard them breaking things and things falling on the floor. They weren't speaking english. They were speaking like russian, haitian or french or something. Reporter: Police arrived. Catching one of the suspects at the scene. Two others would be caught hours later. As for our young hero, he received a medal and a serious pat on the back from miami beach police. Helping us to put some real bad guys away. He did a good job. The boy's mother said that she always told her son to run and hide. It was a lesson well learned. When police arrived he was still in the closet. Trembling but well. You can't blame him. The first thing he wanted to know was how his dog lolo was? Time for weather and ginger
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