11-Year-Old Boy Makes Home Invader 'Cry Like A Baby'
An Alabama burglar was no match for the country’s toughest 11-year-old– who shot the intruder in the leg and then mocked him for “crying like a little baby.”
Youngster Chris Gaither was just chilling at home with his dogs when he heard a suspicious noise on the second floor of his Talladega, AL, home, he told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV.
Gaither grabbed a knife and went to investigate, but when the intruder saw the blade he pulled a gun.
“He was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” the boy told the station.
Unfazed, Gaither grabbed a nearby .9mm handgun, and threatening to kill the man if he didn’t scram.
“I guess when I pulled the gun out on him, he didn’t think it was a real gun, cause he didn’t worry about it,” the boy said. “He just kept on walking.”
Once the thief was outside, lugging a hamper full of stolen loot, the 11-year-old emptied the magazine — firing 12 shots before the intruder had even made it to the edge of the yard.
The final shot pierced the man’s leg, as he was attempting to scale the fence.
“I shot through the hamper he was carrying,” Gaither told WVTM-TV. “It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby.”
The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Gaither described the the man as a “meth-head,” who had robbed his home before.
“I hope you learned your lesson from coming to this house trying to steal stuff,” Gaither warned.
“Be brave, you’ll be okay,” the boy continued. “Trust God.”
The eleven-year old faces no charges, as Alabama law allows for one to use deadly force in the event of unlawful entry or burglary.