CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The mother of the children who were home alone when two men broke into their Clivedon Court house Wednesday afternoon said she was proud of the way her son handled the stressful situation.
"He did a good job, he reacted fast," the mother, who asked her identity not be revealed, said. "I've always told him to watch his surroundings because people are crazy out here."
The mom said her children were at home that day because her son had a doctor's appointment. She said she left the children alone for about 45 minutes while she ran an errand. She said she was on her way home when the men broke into her house.
Her 13-year-old son was able to call 911 and get his two-year-old sister out of the home. Police quickly responded and arrested the men.
Marquis Mason and Michael Brown were charged with firearms violations, burglary, larceny and other charges.
"He got two bad guys off the street and I'm proud of him," the mom said.
On Thursday, police dive teams, police search dogs and officers with metal detectors continued to look for the gun used in this crime. Police said one of the suspects ditched the gun while he ran from the house when police arrived.
One of the suspects ran out of the house with a gaming system. He dropped it when he realized he was surrounded by police.