(NEW YORK) — A 10-year-old Washington State girl is being hailed by police as the modern day version of Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin after she dialed 911 when three burglars entered her home.
Paityn Mock of Camas, Wash., was home sick from school on Oct. 16 when the burglars cut through a window screen and entered the house. The fifth grader hid in the pantry and dialed 911.
“I’m at my house, my mom’s at the grocery store and someone got into my house,” Mock told the dispatcher.
The dispatcher asked the little girl if she was able to safely exit the house. Mock frantically told the dispatcher that she would try, but she heard the men talking inside the house.
“OK, now I actually know they’re planning something so I was pretty scared,” Mock told ABC News.
Following the directions of the 911 dispatcher, Mock decided to make a break for it and leave her home. She says she wasn’t scared when she escaped because it was her only option.
“… I didn’t really care at that moment cause I was just trying to get out of the house as quickly as I could,” said Mock.
Still on the phone with 911, Mock hid behind a tree in the backyard.
“Just keep trying to hide. You’re doing good, OK?” the dispatcher reassured her.
The dispatcher continued to stay on the phone with Mock, who was breathing heavily. After 10 minutes of hiding in the backyard, Mock noticed her mother arrived home from the grocery store.
“Mommy! Mommy! No! Don’t go in there,” yelled Mock on the 911 call. “My mom went inside.”
“I was hoping they didn’t have guns or anything that they could have hurt my mom,” Mock said.
The police arrived at that moment arresting one of the alleged burglars while the other two got away. Once Mock and her mother were reunited, the dispatcher said his farewells to the brave 10-year-old.
“Paityn, you did a very good job,” the dispatcher told Mock. “You were very strong and did a very good job.”
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