Christopher King stayed calmer than most adults would have been in the same situation. Cristopher, who's 10 years old, was home alone when two burglars broke into the house.
It was lunchtime on Friday. Christopher said he was upstairs when he heard the sound of glass shattering. The noise, he later learned, was two burglars breaking through the back door.
"That's when I ran as fast as I could and I ran right over here (points to brother's bed) and I got under the bed and I called 911," said Christopher.
In the 911 recording, Christopher was calm and collected even when the burglars started walking upstairs.
"I was breathing as softly as I could," said Christopher.
The 911 operator told Christopher if he heard footsteps to press two buttons, which he did.
He said he watched two sets of feet come into his brother's room. Christopher said he could see through a small space under the bed. He said one of the burglars was going through video games and dropped one halfway under the bed by his head.
"If they had gone under, they would have seen my face," said Christopher.
Christopher said one of the men sat on the bed and started putting stuff in bags.
"I tried to stop myself from crying, from making any noise," said Christopher.
The burglars apparently never heard him. As the two were leaving, the police pulled up. After a short foot chase, they arrested D'andrew Greene, 19. As of Friday night, they were looking for the second suspect.
Christopher's father arrived home right after the police.
"I came downstairs with tears in my eyes. I was crying. Me and my dad gave each other a big hug," said Christopher.
Police said the two teens were after electronics. They did not get away with anything from the King home.
The Gwinnett County Police Department praised Christopher for his actions.
The department issued a press release saying in part: "He kept calm and contacted police while keeping himself out of harm's way. His level-headed attitude, and the preparation he had received from his parents served him well. Good job Christopher!"
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