Five-year-old stops knife-wielding burglar

Child confronts burglar in the middle of the night


A five-year-old girl confronted a knife-wielding burglar in her home after she heard noises in the middle of the night and went downstairs to find out what was going on, reports the Daily Mail.


Chloe Edwards found burglar Dean Affleck in the kitchen, who pointed a meat cleaver at her and told her to go back to bed. Chloe’s parents began making their way downstairs after hearing their daughter shouting, “Put my Daddy’s car keys down!” Mum Rachel took her straight upstairs.

Dad Mark said, “I shouted at him to get out of my house and he replied, ‘I’m just getting some ice cubes!’ I chased him out the back door and bolted it shut.”


After finding the hapless burglar trying to get back in through the front door, Mark chased him round the garden before the police finally arrested him. “My first thought was for my family, but Chloe already had that covered. We’re very proud of her, she’s definitely a feisty one.,” he said. Rachel added, “She was as brave as anything. She kept saying afterwards, ‘I told him, Daddy, I told him to put your keys down didn’t I?’ She’s my little hero.”

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