Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Hero Boy

Did you guys see this story? about the seven year old little boy in Norwalk California who saved his family from gunman in a home invasion?   According to the news story:

According to authorities, two men entered Carlos’ home in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk after his 6-year-old sister had retrieved her lunch pail from the family car, leaving the front door open.

The men held handguns and a third stood outside as a lookout. As they ordered Carlos’ family to the ground, the boy grabbed his sister and fled to a bathroom with a telephone, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Kenny told AOL News.

Once in the bathroom, the boy called 911,  described very clearly what happened, then said:

“There’s some guys, they’re going to kill my mom and my dad, can you come please? Can you come really fast, please, please?” Carlos begged. “They come, they ring the door and they have guns. They shoot my mom and dad. Can you come really fast. Bring the cops … a lot of them … and bring soldiers, too.”

After that

…the gunman broke down the door to the bathroom where the children were hiding and grabbed the phone from Carlos. Screams can be heard on a 911 tape as the suspects asked the boy who he had been calling. “911,” Carlos calmly answered. The men fled before deputies arrived.

What a smart little boy! Hard to believe he’s only seven! I hope I could be that calm and quick-thinking in an emergency.

18 comments to “Hero Boy”

  1. Dawn
    March 11th, 2010 at 7:56 am · Link

    Jen, I saw something about this on the news but I didn’t catch the whole story. 7 yrs old, wow! And I’m with you on that last part. I could only hope to be that calm and quick-thinking. Sometimes my brain shuts off when I’m stressed.

    And what’s with Erika claiming a candidate for herself yesterday? Sheesh, I don’t visit for a couple of days and look at the madness that ensues ;) That’s okay, Erika, you can have him. Julian’s cute but I’d rather have Phoenix and Taylor :D

  2. Margaret A. Golla
    March 11th, 2010 at 8:46 am · Link

    True heros come in all shapes and sizes, not just hunky alphas. . . though that’s a plus.

  3. Dru
    March 11th, 2010 at 8:47 am · Link

    What a wonderful act and quick thinking.

  4. Erika
    March 11th, 2010 at 9:06 am · Link

    Wow. What an amazing little boy. He was calm and collected and did the right thing. Good for him, good for his family. I hadn’t heard about this, but I’ll definitely look up the story. That’s amazing.

    DAWN! Hello! Where were you yesterday? I missed you. I appreciate you not putting up a fight for Julian seeing as how you stole Phoenix away from me. ;)

  5. Dawn
    March 11th, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    Erika, it’s alway good to be missed :) I kinda forgot what day it was yesterday (I had a long weekend) and never made it here :( But I brought my wand and sneaky shoes with me today and I’m ready to stir up some trouble in the lair. Grab an Appletini and come join me. I’ll be getting my Phoenix fix :D

  6. Ashlynn Pearce
    March 11th, 2010 at 10:04 am · Link

    That little boy was very brave and smart. Not many adults, much less a 7 yr old, could do that.

    His parents have to be extremely proud.

  7. B.E. Sanderson
    March 11th, 2010 at 10:24 am · Link

    I caught that story last night. The sound of that 911 tape almost made me cry. He was so terrified. I’m so happy everything worked out and no one was hurt. Nice to see something positive on the news for a change.

  8. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:00 am · Link

    Dawn, great to see you! Long weekend,huh?

    It was a little crazy here yesterday :-)

    The little boy amazed me. He protected his little sister, what a hero.

  9. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:01 am · Link

    Margaret, absolutely!

  10. Val
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:01 am · Link

    I didn’t hear about this yesterday. What an amazing story. He was very brave, what a little hero.

  11. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:02 am · Link

    Dru, it really was incredible.

  12. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:03 am · Link

    Erika, you seemed to have recovered from “losing” Phoenix rather well. Very impressed!

    I just loved this story about the boy, although I’m sorry the family was terroized like that.

  13. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:04 am · Link

    Ashlynn, I agree, his parents must be proud. I don’t even want to think about how scared they all must have been.

  14. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:06 am · Link

    B.E., it really is great to see something like this on the news. A smart 7 year out outsmarted the bad guys. That tape was heartwrenching, “…and bring soldiers too.” got me. Such faith in being rescued..

  15. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:07 am · Link

    Val, nice to see a positive story with a good outcome, isn’t it?

  16. Silver James
    March 11th, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link

    I’m late. I was being held hostage late last night by a werewolf. Where was Key and Linc when I needed them? (I’ve given up on Phoenix, too…*sigh*) When I finally escaped, I managed to sleep VERY late this morning. Now I have to go hunt a vampire and make him get down to business. Good thing today is cloudy, huh? ;)

    Get those appletinis chilled. I’m gonna need ’em come tomorrow!

  17. Silver James
    March 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm · Link

    *sigh* And I didn’t comment on the post. See? Sleep deprivation does not bode well for my day. I heard the 9-1-1 tapes and have seen the boy and his family interviewed. An absolutely amazing kid! My hat’s off to whoever taught him to call 9-1-1,

  18. Jen Lyon
    March 11th, 2010 at 6:32 pm · Link

    Silver, I hate to tell you this, but Key and Linc may have been taking bets on when you’d tame the wereworlf…they’ll deny it of course. Glad you got to sleep late!

    That kid was amazing!

    Yeah, we really need to chill the appletinis for tomorrow!

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