5-year-old fights off armed intruders in his Indiana home

Midwest

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (NewsNation Now) — 5-year-old David is now being dubbed the modern-day David and Goliath after protecting his mother from intruders who entered their South Bend home last month.

David’s mother, Tamika Reed said she was ironing clothes and preparing to celebrate her child’s birthday on Sept. 30 when four armed-intruders entered the home.

Home surveillance video shows the encounter unfold. David can be seen on camera confronting the men and throwing toys at them.

“It was one of the scariest days of my life,” said Reed. “After reviewing the footage I gave David so many hugs because at that time he wasn’t scared. All he felt at that moment was he had to protect his mother.”

His mom called him her hero. Reed said David told her, “I’ll do it again if I have to protect you.”

The men fired shots in the home, but no one was harmed and nothing was taken.

Police are still looking for the suspects.

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