In a show of courage well beyond his years, an Indiana boy physically attacked a group of armed men last month who had forced their way into his mother’s house.
Police in South Bend released footage of the incident this week (see above).
The boy, who is only five years old, quickly takes action as one of the men points a gun at his mother.
He starts by slapping the hooded perp until another suspect knocks him out of the way. Undeterred, the boy then picks up an object and throws it at the suspect before charging the entire gang with his arms swinging.
Shots were fired, according to police, but thankfully no one was injured in the melee.
“This video is extremely disturbing,” police said. “You can see a little boy hitting one of the armed suspects as he tries to defend his home. It is our job now to defend him.”
While an investigation is ongoing, police are asking the public for help. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.