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12-year-old Fountain boy honored for courage during break in

911 Hero Arturo Hernandez
Posted at 8:18 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 22:18:00-05

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso - Teller 911 Authority honored a brave young man Tuesday.

12-year-old Arturo Hernandez was honored for his remarkable courage during a break in at his home in Fountain.

A stranger broke into the house in the middle of a December night. Arturo's mother surprised the intruder and diverted him.

Arturo snuck into another room and texted dispatch.

"They had us open the window so that me and my brother could get out for safety reasons. It was scary," Arturo said.

No one was injured and police arrested the man without incident.