A 15-year-old boy has been praised for preventing off a person who allegedly broke into his house and stabbed him within the chest.
Troy Andrew Burns, 52, is believed to have snuck into the unit at Varsity Lakes, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, round 1am on Wednesday, armed with a golf membership and a knife.
He then allegedly broke into the 15-year-old’s bed room and woke the boy up earlier than a battle ensued between the couple.
The teenager was allegedly stabbed within the ribcage however managed to struggle off the intruder.
The boy’s father rushed into the bed room after listening to screams from his son.
“I was sleeping in bed and I heard screaming from the other room, very intense screaming,” he informed Seven News.
“I jumped up and ran into the other room and saw the boy with an intruder, he was on top of the intruder…
“And he yelled at me to come in and help him.”
The boy’s father managed to restrain the person and the police had been referred to as and Burns arrested on the scene.
The boy’s grandmother, who was additionally within the house on the time and is a nurse, administered first assist whereas they waited for paramedics.
A 15-year-old boy allegedly stabbed by an intruder within the Gold Coast. The boy’s father and grandmother (pictured) had been house on the time
He has been charged with one rely every of wounding, coming into a residence and committing and possessing implements utilized in reference to sure crimes.
The boy was taken to hospital, however has since been launched and is recovering effectively.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dean Anderson mentioned the rationale why Burns was allegedly in the home was a “mystery.”
“It just seems like a random attack,” he informed reporters.
Mr Anderson additionally praised the teenager’s efforts.
“A huge act of courage on his behalf, and he did a fantastic job defending himself and his family at home,” he mentioned.
“He seems very resilient about what happened and it could be a good story to tell his friends at school.”
The police additionally don’t rule out that the burglar might have damaged into the mistaken home.
Mr Anderson added that the person was ‘cooperating’ with police.
Burns appeared briefly earlier than Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
His case shall be mentioned once more on Thursday.
The investigations are persevering with.
Troy Andrew Burns, 52, allegedly snuck into the unit at Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes, (pictured) on Queensland’s Gold Coast at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, armed with a golf membership and a knife