'Please Don't Hurt Me': 12-Year-Old Boy Calls For Help When Burglars Break In (Video)

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

A 12-year-old boy reportedly hid in a closet and called for help when two men burglarized his family’s Scottsdale, Arizona, home (video below).

On the morning of Aug. 3, the unidentified boy heard the doorbell ring, but he ignored it. Two men then went into the backyard and as they tried to break in, the boy grabbed a phone, hid in the closet, and called 911, Sgt. Ben Hoster, spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, told The Republic.

“They're trying to break down the door right now … I can hear them,” the boy told the 911 dispatcher. “Please send help.”

The boy stayed on the line for 15 minutes, waiting for police to arrive, ABC News reported. Before they could, however, the burglars found the boy.

“Please don’t hurt me,” the boy can be heard saying on the call.

The burglars ran, but before they could get out of the home, police caught up with them. "Robbie" Jay Johnson Jr. was arrested at the scene and a short while later a second suspect identified as Cole Austin Lewallen was taken into custody. They were both charged with multiple felonies.

"He did a great job, he stayed calm, and he knew that the subjects were in his home, which is a terrifying thing for a youth or adult,” Hoster told Fox 10 Phoenix.

Sources: The Republic, ABC News, Fox 10 Phoenix

Photo Credit: The Republic