Charlotte teen foils burglary with pocketknife
Posted: Jul. 20 11:18 a.m.
Updated: Jul. 20 2:17 p.m.
Charlotte, N.C. — Fourteen-year-old Dante Gardin first hid in his closet from the burglars who broke into his Charlotte home .
But when one of them kicked in his locked bedroom door Saturday morning, Gardin told The Charlotte Observer, he decided to act.
Gardin said he cut the man on the stomach with a pocketknife he grabbed before he hid and the man dropped his gun.
The teen said when he grabbed the gun, the thieves left without taking anything.
Gardin said he called police, but officers could not find the green van he saw driving away.
The teen said he was home alone while his mother and little brother ran errands.
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