Today he has proven he is a man!

This 13 year old has a better grasp of what it means to be the man of the house than many reputedly adult males.

When a Man Burst Into His Home, a Quick-Thinking 13-Year-Old Took Action to Defend His Family

It was the first day of summer vacation for a trio of brothers in Antioch, California, but it was not one of fun and relaxation.

The eldest of the brothers is being called a hero after he helped defend his younger siblings and home against an unwanted intruder Monday.

Redman Collins, 13, told KGO-TV the intruder “walked right into our house.”

This 13-year-old grabbed a bat and stood by the locked door waiting for police to arrive while the intruder banged, trying to get in again. (Image source: KPIX-TV)

“Then, that’s when my dog scared him out,” he added.

But the dog didn’t deter the intruder completely.

“[...] and then he came back trying to bust into the house,” Collins told KGO.

The young teen, home alone with his 10- and 12-year-old brothers while their mother was at work, told the news station he locked all the windows and doors and ushered his younger siblings into their mother’s room.

Then, he grabbed a knife, later switching out his defensive weapon of choice for a larger bat, and called 911.

Watch KGO’s report:

According to KGO, Collins thankfully didn’t have to use the bat to defend his family. Police arrived and arrested the man they identified as 39-year-old Terrel Freeman. But here’s a concerning bit of information: Collins’ older sister said she recognized Freeman as a man who followed her from school a few days ago.

“When I saw the picture, I gasped,” 19-year-old Jasmine King told KPIX-TV. “I’m like ‘oh my God, that’s the dude I used to see everyday when I went to school.’”

Collins’ mother, Joneeca King, told KGO she’s proud of her son’s actions.

“He acted appropriately,” she told the news station. “He took steps and measures to defend his brothers and the household like a brave young man.”

Watch the report from KPIX-TV:

found on theBlaze.com Jun. 24, 2015 8:55am Liz Klimas

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Comments (21)

  1. killingtime

    Smart kid. To bad good old Terrel will be back on the streets to break in someone else’s house in a year or so. Also I’m surprised that the story wasn’t slanted somehow so that the police weren’t at fault.

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      It says something when we expect the negative

      June 24, 2015
  2. Hugh_Pizmehoff

    Too bad the kid didn’t crack that punks melon with the bat, because that would be the ultimate justice. My question is, "Why are they charging the perpetrator with burglary, clearly this was a home invasion, and would get him allot more time in prison.

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      That is a head scratcher, but considering the liberality of the state perhaps . . . .

      June 24, 2015
  3. Bettymom

    The mother is right to be proud. What a good kid!

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed!

      June 24, 2015
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  4. smitty45

    Finally, some Good news!! Thanks

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      you are welcome

      June 24, 2015
  5. GoldenPig2012

    This kid was on the ball. Kudos to him and his mother for raising a fine young man. Life is hard and it is full of people who will wantonly do harm to another for their own satisfaction, whatever it may be. That is a fact. I don’t care that it’s 2015, bad things happen. This boy was quick-thinking and prepared. May we all be so.

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed she did something very right!

      June 24, 2015
  6. Munkyman

    & he’s lucky he wasn’t caught with a bat in a gun fight.

    June 24, 2015
    1. GoldenPig2012

      True, but……………….any of us grown-ups with no gun might just pick up the nearest “weapon” and NOT succeed. This is a boy. Just a child and he did his damndest to defend and protect his own. May we all be so quick to do so if, God forbid, we are in the same situation.

      June 24, 2015
      1. Munkyman

        I’m not saying anything against him. I’m pointing out that because there was no gun in the home this could have gone very wrong long before the police would have shown up. He gets his kudos, to be sure, he armed himself the best he could & set himself to do what he could with it.

        June 24, 2015
        1. GoldenPig2012

          Well, then, we agree.

          June 24, 2015
          1. Munkyman

            “A convicted sex offender was shot and killed after he broke into a Tennessee home, intending to rape two young sisters inside. The younger sister escaped after being tied up and ran to her aunt’s house next door for help. The sisters’ cousin, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, shot the intruder after the intruder attacked him.”
            ~ My Eyewitness News, Memphis, TN, 2/21/2008

            June 24, 2015
            1. SEC

              to the cousin!

              June 24, 2015
            2. Munkyman

              just one of many prepared & willing citizens doing the reasonable thing. I got it out of the Armed Citizen which publishes stories of individuals protecting themselves with their guns. I like reading it because while they usually get a mention in the local news or paper they rarely get the national attention that criminal use gets.

              June 24, 2015
  7. WalkinOnSunshine

    What a refreshing read, what with so much murdering and violence going on everywhere, its nice to read some positive happening.

    June 24, 2015
    1. SEC

      And we need to remind ourselves of the good.

      June 24, 2015
      1. WalkinOnSunshine

        Agreed.

        June 24, 2015
  8. killingtime

    Just another instance where a gun being close possibly saved lives. I totally believe that we should have the right to have & carry a gun. Now to be fair I will admit that there will be gun deaths that result from having them. Like life, it’s kind of a trade off in that smart people will survive & dumb people will die. Being dumb kind of comes with a few problems. You also run the risk of cutting your hand open when you cut bagels. (wink).
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    As for the kid, I couldn’t be more proud if he were my son! It’s nice to hear that there is a generation of kids coming up that are both smart & willing to fight for something.

    June 24, 2015