11-Year-Old Stays Calm As Burglar Breaks Into His Bedroom

11-Year-Old Stays Calm As Burglar Breaks Into His Bedroom

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This started late Monday night--when someone broke into this bedroom window on Fir Lane in Saraland.  When danger was at his windowsill Colin Humphries didn't clam up, he manned up.  

“Then I saw him and he stroked my face and told me it was going to be alright and then he started looking through my drawers and then he left out of my room,” says Colin Humphries.  He says at first he thought it was a dream.  After the man left his bedroom Colin jumped into action.  He hopped out the same window the burglar came in, alerted the neighbors, called his mom to wake her, and then called 911.  Colin's mom locked herself in their bathroom and waited for police.  Most parents would probably want their kid to do the same thing Colin did in that situation.  Colin says he still doesn't understand why people think what he did was so special. 

“Everyone's calling me a hero and stuff, but I don’t' know why, I don't see what I did,” says Colin.  His mom says she’s very proud. 

“I mean I had a gun in my hand and I was scared, I was shaking uncontrollably and Colin had nothing, he ran out in the dark and got help because he was worried about me,” says Amanda Jersild.   Saraland police arrested Michael Tolbert and charged him with second degree burglary.  He lives just two doors down from Colin's house.  Colin’s mom says it’s going to be a long time before she feels safe in their home. 

“My dad slept on my couch last night, I'm 31 years old I should not have to have my dad spend the night, my 11 year old was in the bed with me he probably doesn't feel comfortable not being there right now,” says Amanda. 

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