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In der Mitte von einem bewaffneten Überfall hat ein 12 Jähriger Junge die Waffe seines Vaters, eine 9mm Pistole geholt und ihm gegeben. Somit konnte der Vater zurück schießen und die Familie retten.
Der Junge war schon in drei solchen Ereignissen gewesen.
Es ist nicht sehr häufig, dass die SA Presse Selbstverteidigung erwähnt.
Glücklicherweise hatte der Vater noch seine Waffe und hat sie nach neuem Gesetz dort noch nicht weggegeben.
Calm 12-year-old saves his family
June 18 2007 at 08:27AM
Heroic 12-year-old Neil Brenkman managed to sneak his father's 9mm pistol to him during an armed robbery at their Pretoria home on Saturday night, reported Beeld Newspaper.
One of the gang of robbers was killed in the ensuing gunfight. The others fled.
"I kept praying. Neil was the hero of the day. If it weren't for him, we'd all be dead," said his mother Petro.
"My nerves are shot. I don't think I'm a hero," said Neil.
The family and their friends were attacked at their home in Amandasig about 10.30pm.
The robbers forced Neil's parents, Nick and Petro, as well as visitors Alice and Jack D'Almeida onto a veranda.
Neil managed to get away and got his father's gun from the safe. When one of the robbers came in to herd him onto the veranda as well, Neil hid the weapon in his trousers, walked up to his dad and sneaked the firearm to him.
A robber saw this and opened fire.
Brenkman fired until his pistol jammed.
"It was just one helluva racket. You don't know who is shooting and who's down," he said.
"I knew I had to do something, so I went to fetch the weapon," said Neil.
"I didn't really think - just that I should help."
Petro was hit in the ankle, Nick was shot in the hand and Alice D'Almeida tore a ligament.
The body of one of the robbers was found outside the house. He had been shot several times.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Mark Stokoe said: "The 12-year-old boy has now been in three such like incidents and was cool, calm and collected, as his dad said." - Sapa