A 12-year-old boy from Arizona hid in a closet and dialed 911 after two men broke into his home while he was alone.
Police have now released the 911 audio, which gives us a picture of the child’s disturbing experience. The 12-year-old is heard whispering to the dispatcher for help, as he is hiding in a closet.
Fortunately, the two men fled after noticing the boy.
1. A 12-year-old boy hid in a closet and called 911 after these two men invaded his home.
The incident took place on Monday morning and began when the child heard a knock on the front door but did not answer it, according to the police. He told an emergency dispatcher:
There’s two strangers and I don’t know them… I think they’re trying to open the door.
The child then hid after he saw the men in the backyard, before they entered the home and started to rob it, police said.
2. The boy hid in a closet after he saw the men in the backyard, before they entered the home (pictured) and started to rob it.
I’m in the closet. Please help.
This dispatcher at first assumes that the boy is a woman in need of help. It is only halfway through the 15-minute call that she realizes the boy’s age.
The boy says that his parents left for work and he was not expecting anyone. Terrified, the child whispers throughout the entire call. At some point, he tells the dispatcher that the two robbers see him. He said:
Please don’t hurt me. Oh my God, I don’t know what to do.
The dispatcher remained on the phone with the boy until police arrived. Officers arrested the suspects nearby.
4. Hear a boy’s 911 call during a terrifying home intrusion.