Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Thief Makes A Huge Mistake Breaking Into Home Where 9-Year-Old Boy Lives.

We can all relate the fear of a home invasion, even though they're rare these days, especially when we have kids. But while some security measures are vital, they don't always do the job. This is why it's important to have someone we can depend on for love, friendship, and most of all, protection.

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Shane, who's 9 years old, feared the worst when he faced a burglar while he was home alone. He was just a child trying to escape an adult thief. But the burglar wasn't banking on the fact that Shane wasn't actually alone, and it was a mistake that would make him wish he'd never invaded this home.

Alone At Home

Alone At Home

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Shane Shafer lives with his folks and siblings in Lincoln, Nebraska. He's also in 4th grade. Last February on a winter afternoon, Shane was at home while his mom went to school to pick up the rest of the kids. For a 9-year-old child, Shane was mature for his age, so his mom knew he could look after himself. Then again, she had no idea what her son was about to face.

Noises At The Door

Noises At The Door

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Shane heard strange noises from the door right after his mom left. It sounded like someone was messing with the lock, and he could tell that even though he was upstairs. He assumed it was his mom who came back to grab something she forgot, but soon, Shane realized that something just didn't add up.

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

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Whoever was at the door was taking an awfully long time to open it, almost as if they didn't know how to do it. Since his mom was in a rush, Shane assumed it made her clumsy when she held her keys. Just in case, he went downstairs to take a look. But that's when he noticed that it wasn't his mom at the door.

Intruder Alert!

Intruder Alert!

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Scarily enough, a man was breaking in from outside and he was wearing a ski mask. Shane didn't know what to do and was overwhelmed with fear. Suddenly, the burglar picked the lock successfully and walked in. Then the two of them locked eyes for what seemed like forever while they tried to figure out what to do next.

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