LEHIGH ACRES, Florida (WBBH) -- A 13-year-old Lehigh Acres, Florida boy is the neighborhood hero after chasing away a would-be burglar.
Christian Vasquez said he came home from school and found a strange car parked in his driveway.
"I saw a dark Corolla parked up to my garage and thought it was weird," said Vasquez.
When he reached his front door he came face-to-face with a man dressed in all black wearing gloves.
What followed was a terrifying attack.
The silent man punched the boy in the stomach twice before running off.
"I was scared. I thought he was really going to hurt me because I saw a pocket knife in his pocket," he explained.