Exclusive: Makakilo teenager robbed at gunpoint in home, tries to reason with gunman

Exclusive: Makakilo teenager robbed at gunpoint in home, tries to reason with gunman

MAKAKILO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a voicemail that sent chills up the spine of a Makakilo father. It was a message from his 14-year old son after a terrifying ordeal.

"Hey dad. I'm calling on the neighbor's phone. And ... we just got robbed ... sorry," said the boy, who we are not identifying.

"When I heard the message, my adrenaline shot through the roof and all I wanted to do was get home and make sure he was alright," says the boy's father, who also did not want us to use his name.

The teen had just gotten home from school Wednesday afternoon. He walked in on a burglary.

The gunman had already filled bags with the family's electronics and jewelry, and was waiting for his friends to pick him up with the stolen goods.

The boy says, in the voicemail, that the thief held him at gunpoint until those friends arrived.

"He did have a loaded gun on me, so I couldn't do anything, although I tried to talk sense into him."

The father says he was surprised to find out what the teen said to the armed robber, "He was telling the guy, why are you doing this. You know, my dad worked really hard to have these things, why steal it, why dont you get a job and do something with your life."

After about 15 minutes, the man started talking to the boy, and actually let him keep his X-box.

"When the police started telling me how brave he was... and he tried to counsel the guy, I was the proudest father in the world."

After the man left with his friends, the boy became a good witness, remembering license plates and details about the group.

Thursday morning, Honolulu Police raided a Kapolei home.

Sources say they found guns, drugs, and some of the stolen items from the boy's home.

Neighbor Grayson Cabico watched as dozens of officers surrounded the home, "Seven or eight cop cars, a white van that was carrying, I guess it was the swat team."

24-year old Shylo Quemado was arrested for robbery.

Police sources say he is not the man who held the gun to the boy, but participated in the crime.

More arrests are expected.

The teen's father says he is amazed at how well his 14-year old handled the situation.

"He just felt confident that the guy wasn't that type of person (to shoot) he even said, he seems like he's a good guy he's just in a bad life, making bad decisions."

Quemado has not yet been charged.

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