(CNN)– A 14-year-old girl in Massachusetts confronted an intruder who broke into her home, and police say she even helped them catch a suspect.
According to a news release from the city police department, the young woman was sleeping at her home in Middleboro when she was woken up by the sound of an intruder. So, she saw a man stealing things from her house, then grabbed two kitchen knives and confronted her, her mother told reporters.
Police said the intruder dropped the luggage and fled. But the teenager recorded the video of her vehicle and license plate on her cell phone.
In the audio recording of the 911 call released by the police, the young woman can be heard saying, “I kicked her out of the house. I scared her.” He added, “I took a video of him getting out of his truck, so I have his license plate number.”
The teenager told CNN affiliate WCVB it was a relaxing moment. “I wasn’t thinking much, it was just a bit of adrenaline,” he said.
“I really didn’t know she had the ability to stay so calm under pressure,” the girl’s mother told CNN affiliate WBZ. “He grabbed two kitchen knives and came back, and he stood outside the door and started yelling at her, ‘Get out of my house. Get out of my house. You don’t belong here.'”
He said: “I am blessed to have a daughter like her.”
According to the news release, Massachusetts State Police apprehended a suspect, whom they identified as 58-year-old Joseph Ridge.
CNN was unable to determine whether Ridge has an attorney.
According to the police department, he was taken to the Middleborough Police Department, where he was charged with trespassing, trespassing and disorderly conduct during the day.
“I would like to commend this young woman for her courageous actions,” Chief Joseph Perkins said in the department’s news release. “Even in the midst of an extremely horrific incident, her bravery helped us identify the person who was believed to be responsible for breaking into her house.”
According to the police department, the girl did not suffer any injuries.