Boy, 10, Fights Off Intruders With Their Own Gun
Scares home invaders out of Brooklyn house
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2013 8:22 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A 10-year-old in Brooklyn appears to be well on his way to becoming Batman. The New York Post reports that two armed men, pretending to be FedEx deliverymen, invaded the boy's home last night, ordering two teens to remain in the living room. Then one of the men made the mistake of attempting to reach into an upstairs room, gun in hand ... spurring the 10-year-old boy to slam the door on him, causing him to drop the gun, which the boy grabbed. He fired one shot and one of the would-be robbers fired back, but both men ultimately fled. No one in the home was injured.

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Monsaka
Jul 30, 2013 2:48 AM CDT
Quick thinking. Brave. Some would say foolish. But hey they likely would kill you anyway so better to fight back then be a victim. Hats off to you kid. I hope you don't end up being a criminal some day. I hope your bravery gets channeled by good people.
KDickley
Jun 5, 2013 7:08 PM CDT
That 10 year old should go to jail for having possession of an unlicensed gun, and for stealing the gun from the robber. The police would be there to protect him in about 30 minutes. He shouldn't have taken the law into his own hands. He should have been like IFFIDA (below), a scared little girl that expects other people to protect her.
Redtail
Jun 5, 2013 4:27 PM CDT
A level head and the lacking inhibition to try some Jason Statham stuff is often better than a cattle-like disposition. Doing something always has the chance to make the situation go bad, but doing nothing almost always results in tragedy.