3 arrested after boy calls 911
Three burglary suspects are arrested after police say an 11-year-old boy hid in the closet and called 911 during a break-in at his home.
It happened at 3260 Chase Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
"Someone tried to break into my house," the boy told the 911 operator. "Please hurry!"
LISTEN: 911 calls
The boy's mother than called 911.
Dispatch: He’s okay. So calm down, alright? He’s with the police, he’s fine, okay? And they even caught the guy, okay?"
Caller: "Oh, they did?"
Dispatch: "Yeah, your son is very smart. He dialed 911, I was the one who spoke with him. He was quiet while the subject was in the house. He was quiet."
Caller: "Oh my God! The people broke into my house, while he was there?"
Dispatch: "He was hiding, and he was talking to me and he waited until the police came and then he got out with the police. Very smart."
"I'm inside the closet, they're still trying to break in. I'm hiding behind the door and I'm talking on the phone with the operator, the police operator, and they're still trying to break in," said the boy. "I was just scared. I was shocked. All that went through my mind was, 'Please don't see me.'"
The men stole some jewelry, said police. The boy said he could hear them rummaging through drawers.
"I hear them breaking things. I hear things falling on the floor. They weren't speaking English. They were speaking like Russian or Haitian or maybe Spanish or French or something," he said.
His mother quickly came home after calling police. She found her son sitting with officers when she arrived.
"There's no words to express that. He's amazing, brave, courageous," said the woman.
Police then arrested Willie Devell Travis Cuyler Jr., 20; Lance Matthew Riley, 20; and, Terrance M. Young, 21.
--Lance Matthew Riley, Terrance Marquis Young and Willie Devell Travis Cuyler Jr.
Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez later stopped by and met with the boy.