Eleven-year-old Alex Padron discusses current events in school each week, but he’s never had a story like this.
Alex and his brother, Armando Padron Jr., 13, were home alone Thursday when three men burglarized their house, Tampa police said. The boys hid in a closet and called 911. Police responded quickly and caught the three men nearby.
“I’m very proud of them. Very proud. Because, of course, you start thinking of the worst,” their mother, Vivian Padron, 41, said Friday.
Padron works for the Department of Children & Families. Her husband, Armando, owns the Fourth of July Cafe at 1611 N. Howard Ave. Both parents were at work Thursday while their sons, who are on vacation from St. Lawrence Catholic School, played video games at home on West Farwell Drive.