'Please Don't Hurt Me': Hear Boy's 911 Call During Terrifying Home Intrusion
A 12-year-old Arizona boy hid in a closet and called 911 when two men broke into his house while he was home alone.
Officials released the 911 audio, which paints a picture of the boy's harrowing experience. The 12-year-old boy whispered to the dispatcher for help as he hid in a closet.
The two men fled after spotting the boy.
The Associated Press reported:
The incident occurred Monday morning and started when the boy heard a knock on the front door but did not answer it, police said.
"There's two strangers and I don't know them ... I think they're trying to open the door," the boy told an emergency dispatcher.
The boy then hid when he saw the men in the backyard before they entered the home and began to burglarize it, according to police.
"I'm in the closet," the boy said. "Please help."
This dispatcher initially assumes the boy is a woman in need of help. It isn't until halfway through the 15-minute call that she learns the boy's age. According to the boy, his parents left for work and he was not expecting anyone.
Clearly petrified, the boy doesn't talk above a whisper throughout the call. At one point, he tells the dispatcher that the two suspects see him.
"Please don't hurt me," the boy said. "Oh my God, I don't know what to do."
The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the boy until authorities arrived.
Officers arrested the suspects nearby.