MEBANE, NC (AP) – Authorities say an 11-year-old boy, armed with a machete, foiled an invasion of three people at home in North Carolina.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Friday that the boy was alone at home in Mebane when a woman knocked on the door. At about the same time, a man entered the house breaking a window, grabbed the owner's pistol and forced the child into a bedroom closet.
The child had a machete and hit the intruder at the back of the head. The man kicked the boy in the belly and on the side of the head.
The intruder, the woman and a second man standing near a car fled when the intruder realized that he was bleeding.
Authorities say 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall faces kidnapping charges after leaving hospital.