Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bedroom Fort Shielded Boy From Burglar

"Boy, 12, hides and calls 911 when man breaks into Waltham house" by Aneri Pattani Globe Correspondent  April 01, 2015

A 12-year-old boy led Waltham police to a suspect when he locked himself in a bedroom and called 911 after hearing someone breaking into his house, officials said.

The boy was alone at a home on the western edge of the city. He was watching TV Friday afternoon, when he heard a smash, said Lieutenant Joseph Brooks. The boy thought someone was trying to get in through the back window, so he locked himself in a bedroom and called 911, Brooks said.

Waltham Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy invited the boy to City Hall and awarded him a proclamation commending him for his actions....