Christopher was working on his computer Friday evening when he heard a knock at the door. He assumed it was a salesman. Unfortunately, the knock on the door wasn’t anyone wanting to sell something. It was two men breaking their way into his home to take his valuables.
“I was so scared I wanted to just burst out crying,” Christopher told WXIA-TV Atlanta. “But I was like ‘Chris just calm down, stay cool and collected.’”
He ran upstairs to his brother’s bedroom and hid under the bed. King heard glass breaking and the intruders entered the home. They even made their way the room where he was hiding. One of the thieves dropped something near the bed he was hiding under, but they didn’t sense his presence. Though, to their surprise, they did notice the cops outside of the residence.
“They were like, ‘The cops are here! The cops are here!’” Christopher said.
The intruders fled the scene, but were quickly caught by Gwinnett County police. One of the suspects, 19-year-old D’andrew Greene, was charged him with burglary and obstruction of a police officer.
Moments later, Christopher’s father, Charles King, pulled into the driveway with lunch for his son. He didn’t know why all the patrol cars were in his neighborhood until he saw that his back door had been kicked in.