When your family is in danger they need to know what to do. If you find yourself in harm’s way, do your children have a plan to get help? One little girl used her intelligence and quick thinking to help her family. After hearing an altercation taking place, she locked her bedroom door and called for help using her smart device.
Girl Calls for Help on Smart Device
According to the O’Fallon Police Department, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at about 1 a.m. Friday in the area of the Winghaven subdivision after it passed by a license plate reader.
Police investigation revealed several suspects in a gray Hyundai stolen out of St. Louis committed a home invasion on Hawksbury Place. They were armed, broke into a back door, struck the homeowner in the head and demanded money, keys and a vehicle. They fired a gunshot, which went through a wall barely missing a little girl, before leaving with the stolen Hyundai and the homeowner’s vehicle.
The homeowner was left with a black eye and a deep gash on his nose, and at the scene, police recovered a gun stolen out of Florissant.
The homeowner’s daughter heard the commotion outside of her bedroom, locked the door, and called for help using Alexa.
O’Fallon police confirmed Friday afternoon that all five suspects were in custody.
Excerpts from original article posted on KDSK.com
What Can We Learn?
What I want to focus on is one line from the article. “The homeowner’s daughter heard the commotion outside of her bedroom, locked the door, and called for help using Alexa.” Why is this something that requires a second look? Self-defense and protection is more than just having tools and the ability to use them. You need to be able to use your mind and seek help any way you can. The little girl in this instance was so smart! She used her smart device to call for help. Did her parents teach her to use the smart device in case of emergency? We don’t know. We do know that she was smart enough to use this during a scary situation and may have saved her family.