Hero Dad Stops Multiple Armed Teen Assailants From Kidnapping His Daughter & Robbing Home
Smart girl! Congrats to the dad for keeping his daughter and home safe… This could have been so tragic.
Breaking and entering, attempted kidnapping, home invasion, intending to subdue the homeowner… IMHO they’re no longer boys. They’ve demonstrated they’re ready to make big decisions, therefore they’re ready for big consequences and all four should be charged as adults.
Police in Florida arrested four teens on Tuesday who had allegedly attempted to kidnap and rob a local family but had their plans ruined when the father of the family opened fire on them.
“The 51-year old homeowner says his 17-year old daughter had called him to tell him that someone had blocked the road to their house with barrels,” the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
A short time after receiving the phone call, the father heard his dogs barking and saw his security lights turn on outside, at which point he went and grabbed his gun.
He opened fire on the teens when he noticed they were trying to break into his garage.
A neighbor who heard the gunfire noticed a vehicle she didn’t recognize parked near her house and called the police to give a description of the suspicious vehicle. Police later caught up with the teens as they drove off, and made a felony traffic stop. Read more at TDW.
Deputies identified them as 19-year old Keilon Johnson, 17-year old Austin French, 16-year old Tyree Johnson and 15-year old Kamauri Horn, all of Crestview.
The teens had planned to kidnap the teenage daughter by forcing her out of her car by blocking the road with the barrels and garbage cans, investigators said. They then planned to head to her house, confront her, subdue her father — who they believed to be wealthy — and rob the home, according to the sheriff’s office.
Instead, all four teens are now charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted home invasion robbery.
19-year-old Keilon Johnson was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail. The other teens were transferred to a Department of Juvenile Justice facility. Read more at WKRG.