Authorities say an 11-year-old armed with a machete thwarted a three-person home invasion in North Carolina.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that the boy was home alone in Mebane when a woman knocked on the door. About the same time, a man entered the home by breaking a window, grabbed the homeowner's pellet gun and forced the child into a bedroom closet.
The child got a machete and struck the intruder in the back of the head. The man kicked the boy in the stomach and in the side of the head.
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The intruder, the woman and a second man standing at a car fled when the intruder realized he was bleeding.
Authorities say 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall faces charges that include kidnapping when he's released from a hospital.