Port Arthur boy, 12, calls 911 during burglary

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM

PORT ARTHUR, Texas -- A 12-year-old Southeast Texas boy has been praised by police for his bravery when he reported burglars in his house and he hid in the closet.

Port Arthur police on Monday said Deion Murdock was home alone the afternoon of Aug. 20 when he called 911 to report “they just broke the window.”

Dispatcher LaTonya James tells the youth that help is coming. The boy hid in a bedroom closet and quietly talked to the dispatcher, who told him he was doing good, stay out of sight and remain on the phone.

Police arrested two men who allegedly ran from the house. Lajohn Wilson and Jarrod Johnson were jailed Monday on charges of burglary of a habitation with bond set at $25,000 each. No attorneys were listed for the suspects.

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