NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Kiewa Mason received a call no father wants to get. When his 14-year-old son called him saying there were intruders breaking into the house, Kiewa told his son to get his younger siblings to safety. Thankfully, Andrew Mason was prepared.
According to FOX 5, Andrew got his two younger siblings into an upstairs room and told them to hide in the closet.
“I went upstairs and grabbed my brother and told him to hide in the closet. I grabbed a cell phone off my dad’s dresser, grabbed my rifle and hid in the closet with my brother,” Andrew Mason said.
Staying put in the room, with the rifle leveled at the doorway, Andrew purportedly came face to face with the burglars. They saw the rifle levelled at them and reportedly took off. The burglars managed to make off with a safe – but everyone else was unharmed.
“I had my gun loaded and ready to shoot, but when he saw me he just took off running,” he said.
Kiewa, while distressed that his son had to fend off intruders, felt confident in his son’s abilities.
“I believe in the right to bear arms, and it’s not like he was foreign to it. We go to the shooting range quite often. We go to the Clark County shooting range quite often. We go to Range 702,” Kiewa Mason said.
No word on the whereabouts or identify of either burglar but, for now, the Mason household managed to show competency with firearms is a necessary skill for any age.