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TODAY   |  August 26, 2013

911 recording captures boy’s bravery during break-in

Terrified and alone, 12-year old Deion Murdock of Port Arthur, Texas, called police as a pair of burglars broke into his home, leaving behind a gripping audio chronicle of his bravery during the break-in. NBC’s Tamron Hall reports.

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>>> from texas this morning, the chilling call to 911 from a boy home alone when burglars broke in.

>> they just broke the window ma'am.

>> they just broke the window. what room are you in.

>> my mother's room right now, please hurry.

>> i am, stay on the phone with me.

>> the dispatcher told him to lock himself in the closet.

>> i'm going to have to whisper now because i think they're coming in.

>> do you have weapons inside the closet.

>> no, ma'am. please hurry.

>> they are. they are. they're turning on your street.

>> as police crew closer so are the intruders.

>> they're in here.

>> they're inside the room now. they're inside the bedroom where he is at. then dead silence for nearly a minute. are you there deion? just stay there. the officers, i think they're going to catch the guy.

>> it sounds like there are multiple people.

>> okay. be quite. the intruders took off when police arrived but were later caught and arrested.

>> so is the police officer outside the house.

>> yeah. but stay inside the closet because they're trying to find the bad guys, okay? you're good doing. you're good real good. doing perfect. your mom's going to be so proud of you.

>> this is actually the only thing i could think of.

>> well, you thought well. you thought well. you're a very, very smart young man. you did a good thing.

>> he absolutely did. well, deion's mother who was at the port author housing authority at the time of the break in says she is proud of her son.