- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies credit an 11-year-old girl for helping to scare away two suspected burglars.

The child was alone at her home in DeLand on Monday morning when she heard a noise and yelled when she saw a man coming through a window. The girl was not injured, and she grabbed a knife for protection until help arrived.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (https://bit.ly/1J1NLJ5 ) reports neighbors heard the commotion and spotted two men getting into a vehicle. Deputies quickly found the vehicle an arrested both men.

Deputies recovered stolen items and are continuing to investigate.

Officials say 20-year-old Xavier Bahena and 22-year-old Kelvin Kelly face multiple charges. Jail records don’t indicate whether the men have hired lawyers.

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