“My heart was just racing,” Rifle-wielding teen confronts burglar while protecting siblings

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LAS VEGAS – It’s a terrifying scenario; children are home alone when burglars decide to make their move.

Kieawa Mason’s surveillance cameras were rolling when two young men broke through the decorative glass on the family’s front door.

Mason says his 14-year-old son, Andrew, and his two young children were home alone.

“Eventually, I hear a thud on the door, so I assume he’s breaking in,” Andrew remembers.

The kids had been trained on what to do in case of a break-in, so they immediately ran upstairs and hid in a closet.

“He taught me what to do. I had a rifle, I had a cell phone, called 911. I was just prepared for it,” Andrew told KSNV.

The thieves stole a few items before discovering the children hiding in the closet. When they opened the closet door, they were met with a barrel of the rifle.

The pair immediately ran from the home and are still on the loose.

“It truly angers you,” said Mason. “My wife and I work very hard. We don’t bother anyone, and for someone to come violate our family, our household, it really is upsetting.”

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