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Crimson Wraith
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Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
Good thing he wasn't in the UK.

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On Friday, 11-year-old Braydon Smith stayed home alone for a few hours for the very first time, the News & Observer reported.

About 11 a.m. Braydon was on the phone with his mother when 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall allegedly entered the home through a window, WTVD-TV reported.

"He pointed a pellet gun at me that was located in our house. I knew that it wasn't loaded, so I just sat down and got in my closet like he told me to," Braydon recalled to the station. "He went into the living room to grab my phone to make sure I didn't call the 911 or anything."

Of course, there was the machete on Braydon's bedroom wall that he purchased with gift cards and typically uses to chop down trees, WTVD said.

And this time the machete would prove useful in a different way.

"When I saw him try to put [my phone] in his pocket. I grabbed my machete off of my wall and went to hit him," Braydon told the station. "I hit him in the back of the head like right here."

The boy also had a few pieces of advice for the intruder, WTVD reported: "You shouldn't have done what you've done. You're better off to get a job than breaking into other people's houses."

The station said in an earlier story that the intruder kicked Braydon in the stomach — after which the boy got up, swung the machete again, and missed. The intruder then kicked Braydon in the side of the head, grabbed several items, but noticed he was bleeding profusely due to the kid's machete strike, WTVD said. So the intruder ran off, the station said.

Hall checked himself into a hospital after the incident, the News & Observer reported. There was apparent confusion between law enforcement and hospital staff regarding Hall's status, and he ended up leaving the hospital in his gown before being arrested Sunday at the home of his mother and stepfather, the paper said.

Hall has been charged with breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, interfering with emergency communications, and assault on a child under 12, the News & Observer reported. He was taken to jail under a $100,000 secured bail, the paper added.

Two other suspects allegedly connected to the incident — a man and a woman — have not been identified, the News & Observer said.

'If they come in the door, you let 'em have it'
Braydon told WTVD he wasn't scared during the home invasion.

"It went by really fast," he told the station. "I knew I didn't have the time to think about what I was going to do. I just grabbed a weapon in the house and acted with it."

Braydon's decision had a lot to do with advice his dad, Christopher Smith, gave him a few years ago when thieves ransacked their home, WTVD reported.

"If they come in the door, you let 'em have it," his dad said, the station noted.

Braydon's mom, Kaitlin Johnson, who lives in Kentucky, told the News & Observer that her son is taking his sudden fame in stride.

"He has made national news, so I think at 11, he kind of thinks he's somebody," she told the paper, adding that she and Braydon's father have taught him to be responsible and to stand up for himself.

"You never think it's going to happen to your kid," Johnson added to the News & Observer. "We are a family that [believes] violence is not the answer, but you defend yourself. You don't allow yourself to be bullied. You do not allow yourself to let people run all over you."

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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall allegedly entered the home through a window, WTVD-TV reported.


I thought for sure that name would have belonged to a white guy.


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sec13rowBBseat28
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
Resembles an angry Buckwheat.


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Wtodd
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
Props

nb4banassaultmachetes


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Junky
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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Braydon


He knew that travel ball would pay off soon.


PanhandleTigah
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
Intruder Street Cred = 0
Kid Street Cred = 5 Hunnit
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jimbeam
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
All those batting cage hacks paid off. Minor league contract incoming.


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Centinel
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
You should have posted this on the OT. This is one of the most OT stories ever. Travel ball names, culcha, it has it all.


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gthog61
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
I missed that in the movie

Sounds like zany hijinks


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MeatCleaverWeaver
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
Good story but Brayden needs a 20 gauge for his birthday.


PanhandleTigah
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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Good story but Brayden needs a 20 gauge for his birthday.
And stored in his closet


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HonoraryCoonass
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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Braydon Smith

Travel ball

quote:

Jataveon Dashawn Hall

Midnight basketball


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tandrews37
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Did he hit him with the handle or something?

Sounds like Braydon spared this dude his life. Someone breaks into my house and I have a machete they probably aren't checking into a hospital.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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He knew that travel ball would pay off soon.


This post was edited on 6/18 at 1:10 pm


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TroyTider
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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Hall checked himself into a hospital after the incident, the News & Observer reported.


That was the Good thing about Obamacare. Jataveon’s stay in the hospital would been fully paid by his reduced premium Obamacare plan.


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Plx1776
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
Little guy was fine until the intruder tried to pocket his cellphone. Moral is...don't frick around and try to steal a kid's cellphone.


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Trumansfangs
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
I hope Jataveon recovers fully, so he can go on and be a useful member of society.


YumYum Sauce
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re: Boy, 11, bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone.
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bashes intruder in head with machete while home alone


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