A Navy veteran and his brother thwarted a home invasion on Wednesday in New London Connecticut, while making the armed teen burglar cry in the process, local media reports.
Brothers Kevin Dennis, 29, and Richard Dennis, 32, were sleeping at 3 a.m. when a suspect invaded their home wearing a hockey mask and armed with a knife and a gun.
Richard confronted the teen, and the two began to scuffle.
“That’s when he hit me in the head with the gun,” Richard told NBC Connecticut. “Then I picked him up and he started wailing on my back with the butt of the gun.”
Soon after, Richard shouted to his brother in distress.
“I heard my brother say, ‘Kevin, I need help. He has a gun.’ When I heard that, (I) grabbed my gun and went flying through the door,” Kevin Dennis, a Navy veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kevin held the 15-year-old suspect at gunpoint, causing the teen to drop his weapon and break down in tears.
“He dropped it the moment he saw me. I got mine. The fight was over. It was night and day,” Kevin Dennis said.
New London Police arrested the intruder and charged him with home invasion, burglary, second-degree assault with a firearm, first-degree threatening and carrying a pistol without a permit.