A brave teenager armed only with a simple hunting knife faced down a rapist trying to break into his home last week, proving himself a hero to his younger brother and sister and the the man’s victim.
Entrusted by his father to babysit while he ran an errand to the family business around 10 p.m., James Persyn, 14, was startled by the frantic screaming and banging of a woman at the front door of their Shepherd, Michigan home on Wednesday night.
Letting the desperate woman inside, five-foot-eight, 142-pound James rushed her, his 11-year-old sister and two-year-old brother into an upstairs bathroom before arming himself with his weapon, ready to defy the rapist who by now was screaming ‘Let me in or I’ll kill you.’
Reaching for his cell phone, James told his dad, ‘We need help right now. There’s a man outside our door trying to get in, and I’m really afraid.’
Ramsey ceased trying to smash his way into the house and grabbed a can of gas from the vehicle, poured it around the base of the base, lit it and drove off.
Failing to set the house alight, Ramsey fled the scene just before James Snr. arrived home to save his children.
At the same time, a sheriff’s deputy pulled up to the house and upon seeing the frantic flailing man trying to get into the house drew his gun.
‘I’m the dad! I’m the dad!’ James Jr. shouted.
Later that evening, the terrified Persyn family got word that Ramsey’s rampage had ended nearby after he was shot dead by police officers.
Source: Daily Mail
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