Robber ‘Cries Like a Baby’ After Being Shot by 11-Year-Old

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An 11-year-old boy is safe and a robber is in the hospital after an altercation on Wednesday night in Alabama.

Chris Gaither, the 11-year-old, was home alone when a man broke into his Talladega home. Gaither went and armed himself with a 9mm handgun. That's when the robber threatened his life. "When he was coming down the stairs," he told WVTM, "that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, F-you and all that."

Gaither then told him he was going to shoot him if he didn't leave the home immediately. "I told him I was gonna kill him and all that, with a gun, if he didn't get out of my house," he said.

"I told him I was gonna kill him and all that, with a gun, if he didn't get out of my house," he said.

As the robber walked away with a hamper full of stolen goods, Gaither opened fire on him, hitting him in the leg."I shot through the hamper he was carrying," Gaither told the news station. "It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg."

"I shot through the hamper he was carrying," Gaither told the news station. "It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg."

"He started crying like a little baby."

Gaither said the robber underestimated him and his gun.

"When I pulled the gun, I guess he didn’t think it was a real gun because he kept on walking," he said.

The police have not released the name of the suspected burglar since they are still investigating the incident. However, he is recovering in the Brookwood Health Center-Baptist Citizen’s Medical Center.

Gaither had a message for the intruder, who his parents said had robbed the home before: "I hope you learned your lesson for coming to this house trying to steal stuff."

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