Brave teen escapes burglars

TEMPE, Arizona(KPNX) An Arizona family is counting their blessings after a terrifying burglary.

13-year-old Alexis Chavez was home alone when two men dropped in through a skylight.

They broke down his bedroom door, placed a sheet over the boy’s head and told him to keep quiet

When Alexis told the burglars that his mother would be home soon, they told him “We’ll take care of her.”

The burglars then began ransacking the house.

When Alexis heard his mom arrive home he ran out to tell her to get out of the house. They quickly ran to safety and called police, but the burglars were gone by the time officers arrived. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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