Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

11-year old Utah girl threatened by armed robber

An 11-year old girl at home, alone, in Sandy, Utah, confronted an intruder, who then threatened her by putting a gun at her chest.  She ran to a neighbor and was unharmed.  The intruder escaped.

From the article:
The girl was in her home near 9200 South and 2300 East watching TV.
The girl told police she went to the kitchen to get a snack around 2:45 p.m. She noticed her back door was open, and then she saw a man with a gun.
"She reached for her cellphone, (and) the male suspect knocked her hand away from the phone," said Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold, "… (He) actually put a gun to her chest and told her not to call, not to pick up the phone."
Arnold said the girl turned and ran out the front door to a neighbor's house. But the next-door neighbors weren't home, so she kept running until she found a familiar face two doors down.
"Their door was unlocked," Kim Jensen, the girl's mother, said. "My daughter walked right in through the front door and started yelling, 'You need to call the cops!'"
The neighbors, startled, jumped into action. "She was so hysterical, and she told my husband, 'I need your help! Somebody put a gun at me!'" neighbor Michelle Benson said. "So he called the cops and was able to calm her down after about five minutes."
By the time officers arrived, the man was gone. But he didn't get away with anything from the home.
"(We're) getting the impression that he wasn't expecting to have anyone in the residence at the time," Arnold said.

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