911 dispatcher uses 'secret code' to help boy during break-in

911 Dispatcher Uses 'Secret Code' to Help Boy During Break-In
911 Dispatcher Uses 'Secret Code' to Help Boy During Break-In

911 calls can be terrifying to listen to, but this next one takes it to a whole new level. A young boy named Luke had to call 911 while he was home alone and a man is breaking into his house.

The operator keeps the boy calm and out of the clutches of the intruder using a code he sets up.

The boy, just 12, home alone, hears a guy trying to break down the door to his house. He hides, then does what he's been taught over the years to do: He calls 911.

A 33-year-old man who was arrested for breaking in to the Waltham, Massachusetts, house. He was caught with stolen jewelry and a laptop from another home he'd robbed.

Luke is guided to stay in a hiding place, stay quiet -- yet reveal the details he needs to the dispatcher using a code the dispatcher sets up with the boy. Luke managed to stay quiet by pressing 1 for yes, 2 for no.

This all went down at 3:00 in the afternoon, prime time for kids Luke's age to let themselves in after they get off the bus and wait for mom and dad to get home. In addition to the stolen goods in the suspect's backpack, they also found a hammer and a copper pipe. Luke's mom is probably glad her son didn't have to face off with that guy.​

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