10 Year Old Keeps Calm, Acts Smart During Break-In

The child was home alone when two men broke into his house in Lawrenceville, Ga. Friday afternoon, but he knew just what to do.

A 10 year old boy, home by himself, said he saw two men he did not know at his door around noon Friday.

Then young Christopher King heard glass breaking at his home on the 2200 block of Halcyon Way in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The boy then ran upstairs, hid under a bed and called 911.

King was on the phone with a 911 operator when the two men entered the room. But King kept quiet until he heard the suspects yelling that Gwinnett police were there.

When GCPD officers arrived, the two suspects ran out the back door. After a short chase, officers were able to catch 19 year old D'andrew Green of Redland Ct in Lawrenceville. Green was arrested and charged with burglary and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center Friday afternoon. The other suspect managed to get away, however police are still trying to identify him.

Greene and his accomplice were able to take some electronics out of the home and into the woods behind the house. All the items were returned to the family.

praised King's actions. "He kept calm and contacted police while keeping himself out of harm’s way," said GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith in a press release. "His level-headed attitude, and the preparation he had received from his parents served him well. Good job Christopher!"

Bryce R. August 01, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Not too smart releasing the child's name since one of the perps is still loose.


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