A 12-year-old Tennessee girl’s quick thinking and a 911 dispatcher’s quiet calm led to the arrest of two men who broke into the girl’s home while she and her sister were home alone.
Bre’Asia Morrow, 12, called 911 as soon as she realized two men were breaking into her family’s home last Saturday morning.
On the other end of the line was 911 dispatcher Amanda Miller who told Bre’Asia to find a safe place where she and her sister, 11-year-old Azariah, could hide.
“They’re inside. They’re inside!,” Bre’Asia can be heard saying on the just-released 911 call.
“Do not hang up this phone,” Miller replies.
Miller instructs the two girls to hide in a closet bedroom and remain quiet.
“Do not make a noise until you hear police say that they are police,” she tells them. “Take some deep breaths.”
The two robbers, who police say entered the house through a back door, came so close to the closet where the girls were hiding that the two sisters could see one of them grabbing money off the dresser in the bedroom.
The girls stayed quiet and the burglar never saw them.
“It’s a very small closet, please hurry,” Bre’Asia tells Miller. “They’re in my mom’s room right now. Please hurry.”
“You’re doing a great job, you’re very brave,” Miller tells her. “Okay, you just stay right where you’re at.”
After nine tense minutes, police arrived at the home and arrested the two suspects, 19-year-old Zackeree Howard and 18-year-old Carlos Jones.
Police have charged Howard and Jones with aggravated burglary and vandalism, according to local ABC affiliate WTVC.
As the police arrested the men, Bre’Asia let out a cry from the closet. Her younger sister, who, like Bre’Asia, escaped unharmed, says her big sister is the real hero.
” She was telling me I’m glad you’re okay and stuff,” Azariah told WTVC. “That’s good that they didn’t find us. And we were keeping calm, my sister told me it was good that I kept calm.”