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    Police Say Teen Fought Intruder With Bat

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    MESA, Ariz. -- A 14-year-old boy who was home alone confronted a strange man in his home with a bat after calling 911 for help, Mesa police said.

    Michael Six said he heard a noise in the kitchen, saw a man breaking in, ran to his room and called 911 just before confronting the intruder, who was twice his size, police said.

    "My house is being robbed," Six told the 911 operator on a newly released tape.

    "What's going on?" the operator asked.

    "Someone just broke into my house," Six said.

    After Six called 911, the man forced his way into the boy's room, KPHO-TV in Phoenix reported.

    Six was hiding in the closet as the man closed in. The boy said he grabbed a baseball bat and hit the man.

    "This is the only thing I had to use, so I decided to hit him," Six said. "He turned around and he had a screwdriver or a knife, and he said he was going to kill me."

    The man made threatening gestures and then fled, according to Detective Chris Arvayo.

    The teen pried open his bedroom window, climbed through and flagged down patrol officers who had just arrived at the scene, Arvayo said.

    The boy's quick actions along with other information he provided to the 911 operator Tuesday morning helped police arrest a suspect, said Arvayo.

    Thomas Garza, 30, of Chandler, was allegedly spotted by police leaving the victim's home. Refusing officers' commands to stop, the man ran into the back yard of a neighboring home, where he was apprehended, Arvayo said.

    Garza dropped several items along the way that police used to tie him to the break-in, according to Arvayo.

    Garza faces several felony charges, including residential burglary, aggravated assault on a minor, criminal trespassing and criminal damage. He was being held at the Maricopa County Jail.

    Police said Garza has been named as a person of interest in other recent residential burglaries in Mesa. Those investigations are ongoing, officers said.


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    Damn skippy - get that kid in some firearms and DT training, assign someone to make sure he finishes high school - and HIRE him.
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    I heard that story on the news this morning, that's a brave kid.




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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Damn skippy - get that kid in some firearms and DT training, assign someone to make sure he finishes high school - and HIRE him.
    Oh yeah!! And as to the fact that the dirtbag was twice the kid's size, further reinforces the saying, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog that matters!"
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    14 yr old boy beats the snot out of a burglar, caught on 911 phone call

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...19640#22719640

    Hopefully the video works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...19640#22719640

    Hopefully the video works for you.

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    Merged with previous thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Merged with previous thread.
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    Way to go junior.
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    Buy that kid an ice cream cone and a taser.


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    By any means necessary. Mad props to the kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Thomas Garza, 30, of Chandler, was allegedly spotted by police leaving the victim's home. Refusing officers' commands to stop, the man ran into the back yard of a neighboring home, where he was apprehended, Arvayo said.

    Garza dropped several items along the way that police used to tie him to the break-in, according to Arvayo.

    Garza faces several felony charges, including residential burglary, aggravated assault on a minor, criminal trespassing and criminal damage. He was being held at the Maricopa County Jail.

    Police said Garza has been named as a person of interest in other recent residential burglaries in Mesa. Those investigations are ongoing, officers said.


    Kudos to the kid for stepping up and protecting himself and his home!

    Hey Mr Garza, You too can say Hi to Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I'm sure he would love to see you in his jail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Damn skippy - get that kid in some firearms and DT training, assign someone to make sure he finishes high school - and HIRE him.
    and get him into a good LE Explorer Post.


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