Pipe-wielding, pint-sized kid heroes stop would-be car thieves


ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KOB) Three young Albuquerque, New Mexico boys are being hailed as heroes after chasing away two car thieves attempting to steal their minister’s car.

Just before 8 p.m. on Monday, Minister Joanne Landry heard a roaring commotion outside her Interfaith Bible Church in the southeast Albuquerque Trumbull neighborhood.

She checked her security cameras, and what she saw shocked her. Three boys from her church were holding sticks and pipes, standing next to her obviously damaged car.

“We didn’t know what was happening,” she said.

Turns out, just five minutes before minister Landry sees 11-year-old Eddie Spottedbear waving a metal pipe on her security video, something else was happening to her convertible Mustang. Two hooded men were ripping into the soft top to break inside.

“First of all we grabbed some bars, to defend ourselves if something went wrong,” said said 12-year-old Kahlil Panteah.

“I was kinda scared, but not that much,” another kid, Victor, said with a laugh.

But thanks to three boys who faced the unknown, one less car will leave this neighborhood in the wrong hands.


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