10-Year-Old Credited With Stopping Home Invasion
NEW YORK, NY. (CNN) – A 10-year-old is being credited with stopping a home invasion.
New York police say two armed men forced their way into a home but were frightened away by the child.
Don Champion explains how the boy turned the tables on the suspects.
“You can’t trust no one.”
Hours later- Golding Lindo- is left shaken by what happened next door to his own home.
Beyond the door here- investigators say two armed men busted in, demanding money Monday night.
Lindo’s wife- may have heard it all happen.
“She said she heard rumbling and jumping down and she upstairs and she alone.”
“I didn’t take it as nothing- didn’t take it as nothing when I heard the sound.”
Investigators say after the two robbers told two teen girls to get on the floor- one of the men went upstairs where he ran into a woman.
Moments later- the woman managed to close the man’s arm in a door- causing his gun to drop to the ground.
That’s when officers say a 10-year-old boy jumped into action picking up the gun and firing a shot- causing the two would-be robbers to run away.
Golding Lindo, Neighbor: “What he did was brave of him to defend his family and I think its sad cause this neighborhood is a quiet neighborhood.”
Victims were questioned overnight… Mid morning someone brought out a statement saying quote, “Many of the victims are minors and are all traumatized on what occurred yesterday. We just want to continue with our daily routines…”
Neighbors agree- but say they’ll be going about them a little differently.
Andre Souffrance, Neighbor: “Everybody who lives here- never think something like that could happen so now we have to watch out for what’s going on.”