Brockton Teen Hides, Calls Police During Violent Home Invasion

By Bill Shields, WBZ-TV

BROCKTON (CBS) – The brave actions of a 16-year-old Brockton girl, may have saved the life of her brother and put two armed men behind bars.

The teenager is still fearful of her safety, but said, “I didn’t want to panic, because then I would’ve had to come out of hiding and that would do no one any good.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

It was Friday night, when police say two men, Quentin McDonald and Steve Madison broke into the home in North Brockton. They were apparently looking for money and were armed with a gun and a knife.

The 16-year-old was asleep, and woke to hear the men shouting. She hid in her closet and called 911, telling the dispatcher that the police should come without sirens and lights flashing. They did, and caught the two men inside, but not before they terrorized the family.

They allegedly severely pistol-whipped the girl’s 26-year-old brother and held a knife to the throat of her 74-year-old grandmother.

When District Judge Ron Moynihan heard the details of the event, he ordered the two suspects to be held on one-million dollars cash bail each.

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  • Frank

    Awesome Job judge!!! Finally someone is starting to keep people like this off the streets by not letting them make bail

  • Sal

    I agree with Frank.

  • marie

    good job judge, keep these kids off of streets, hopefully the ship them to the “bug house” Bridgewater or Walple, but they are probably underage. hopefully they serve some serious time

  • thor's hammer

    thank you judge! bravo to the young lady. to the 2 lowlife – break into a home at night, threaten a 74 yr old grandmother! your own grandmas should be in on the massive dope slaps to you both. may your cells be no more than 4 ft in diameter, windowless, random supply of electricity not to exceed 2 hrs a day, a slot in the door for 2 meals a day, certainly no phone/computer/free education. hope you do a loooooooooooooooooong sentence. probably not your first time in court. punks.

    • Yaknow

      And also watch themselves as they bend over and pick up soap in the shower…MAY THE SUFFER

  • Rob Cleary

    Celebrate Diversity!

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