A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl foiled a suspect who tried to break into her home, authorities say.

The young girl used her cellphone to record the suspect outside of her home, then hid in a closet and called 911 as the suspect tried to break into her house. He also tried to break into a neighbor’s house, police say.

“My mom is coming home from work, and she’s almost here, and I don’t know what to do,” the girl, who was home alone, frantically told the 911 dispatcher.

Authorities quickly arrived and nabbed the suspect, identified as Clinton Joyce.


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