"My heart was pounding really fast," said a 16-year-old boy who asked not to be identified.
He was out sick and home alone Wednesday afternoon in Davie.
"I heard a crash outside. I didn't know what it was," he said. "The door was closed at the time. I cracked it probably about that much, just to look out and that's when I saw them out there in the kitchen."
Two men were inside his house just feet from where he was standing.
"I have adrenaline going through. The first thing I did was lock the door," he said.
The crooks broke the glass windows in the back door to get in and went from room to room taking whatever valuables they could find.
"I grabbed this from over here. I pulled it out," he said, showing a sword. "I got on the phone with 911 and I was staring at the door the entire time."
Then the burglars made their way toward his door as he braced himself for the worst.
"It was terrifying and I thought they were going to try to break the door down," the boy told Local 10. "I tried to remain calm with the operator and tell them that they are trying to get in."
He said they left when the officers arrived and the crooks heard the police siren go off. He said they yelled, "Gig's up!"
They ran out the same way they came in, through the back door holding a pillowcase full of jewelry and cash. They ran through the backyard and hopped over the fence.
"Our units observed two males flee out of the house. They quickly took one into custody after a short foot pursuit. The other one, our K9s were called out and they located him a short distance away," said Sgt. Ed Smith, with the Davie Police Department.
Two others were also arrested. Police said they were waiting out front in the getaway car.
In total four were arrested, including Grecia Medrano, Detrick Myers, Calen Terlonge and Courtney Clark for burglary of an occupied residence.
"It was the scariest thing I've ever been through," said the teen.
Police said when they searched the suspects' vehicle they found more stolen items from another home in Broward County.