(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — A 12-year-old Arizona boy hid in the closet as two men invaded his family’s home, a recently released 911 call reveals.
The boy, who was not identified, can be heard on the call telling the 911 operator to “Please get help,” as the suspected burglars kicked in the back door of his Scottsdale home on Monday.
“They’re trying to break down the door right now…I can hear them,” the boy says on the call.
“I think they might be inside,” he says, also whispering that he is in a bedroom closet. “Please send help.”
The suspects first knocked on the door of the boy’s home Monday morning, but the 12-year-old did not answer.
The boy, who was home alone at the time, listened to the suspects rummage around his house for 15 minutes while the 911 operator stayed on the phone as his lifeline.
“Does it still sound like they’re in the bedroom with you,” the 911 operator asks.
“No, I think they’re in the kitchen right now,” the boy responds.
The scary situation turned even more terrifying when the boy came face-to-face with the suspects.
“Please don’t hurt me,” the boy says.
“Did they open the door,” the 911 operator asks.
“Yes, they’re running. They’re running … they saw me. … What do I do? What do I do?,” the boy replies.
By the time the suspects left the boy’s home, police had the home surrounded.
According to the Scottsdale Police Department, Robbie Jay Johnson Jr., 36, and Cole Austin Lewallen, 31, were arrested and charged with multiple felonies, local ABC News station KNXV-TV reports.
Investigators say both men have criminal records.
The boy was not hurt in the incident.
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