Crime

14-Year-Old Boy Scares Off Burglars With A Rifle

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A 14-year-old boy from North Las Vegas, Nevada, protected his younger brother and sister and chased off home invaders with a rifle.

Andrew Mason, 14, was home alone in the middle of the day with his siblings, both 6, when the break-in occurred. Both of his parents were at work.

“I went upstairs and grabbed my brother and told him to hide in the closet. I grabbed a cell phone off my dad’s dresser, grabbed my rifle and hid in the closet with my brother,” Andrew said.

It was a scenario he had practiced many times with his family, his father Kiewa told Fox 5.

“I believe in the right to bear arms, and it’s not like he was foreign to it,” Kiewa said. “We go to the shooting range quite often. We go to the Clark County shooting range quite often. We go to Range 702.”

The break-in by two teens was caught on surveillance video.

“So they pulled right up to it, and walks straight up to the door and began ringing the doorbell," Kiewa said.

"They actually broke the frame around it. Reached their hand through the glass and unlocked it from inside," Andrew explained.

One of the burglars came face to face with Andrew, My Fox Philly reports.

"I had my gun loaded and ready to shoot, but when he saw me, he just took off running," Andrew said.

The burglars did manage to take a safe from the home on their way out, but there were no injuries.

"He's excellent. He did everything perfectly, couldn't have been done better, and he's actually a hero," Kiewa said of his son.

Sources: My Fox Philly, KVVU

​Photo Source: My Fox Philly