A 12-year-old boy in Scottsdale foiled a burglary plot thanks to his quick thinking.
The boy was home alone when two men broke in, but the cops were able to catch the burglars red handed.
It was a frightening situation for the 12-year-old as the men broke into his family's home Monday morning while he was all by himself.
He kept his cool, and police say that is what helped land the two guys behind bars.
It was around 7:30 a.m. in the neighborhood near Bell and Thompson Peak Parkway when the boy heard a knock at the front door.
"He didn't answer the door, a short time later he noticed the two subjects were in the backyard attempting to break in. The young boy grabbed a phone, hid in the closet, and then dialed 9-1-1," said Sgt. Ben Hoster with Scottsdale Police.
As he was on the phone with dispatchers, the two men broke in through the back door.
"He stayed on the line, he gave his address, he gave the dispatcher information about where he heard the suspects, things like that so he was very helpful to us," said Hoster.
When officers got to the house, the two burglars were walking out. 36-year-old "Robbie" Jay Johnson, Jr. was arrested right away, but the second suspect 31-year-old Cole Austin Lewallen ran from the scene and was found by a k-9 a short time later. He had minor injuries from his encounter with the dog.
Scottsdale Police say the young boy kept his composure in a scary situation.
"He did a great job, he stayed calm, and he knew that the subjects were in his home, which is a terrifying thing for a youth or adult," said Hoster.
Scottsdale Police say there have been similar break-in's in the city recently, so they are looking into whether the two suspects may be part of a burglary ring in the area. Both are now facing multiple felony counts.