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Fast-acting nanny saves little boy during home burglary
Jenna and the three-year-old had just returned home from errands, only to discover there was a stranger inside.
Irene Markianou
09.22.22

A few years ago, a little boy’s life was saved thanks to his hero nanny, who selflessly jumped in and removed him from the house where a man had broken in.

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Jenna Lee Baker, who was then a nanny to a three-year-old boy in California, had to use her most successful weapon, her brain, to save the little boy from someone who had broken into his family home.

At the time the intruder broke into the California home, Jenna and the boy were still outside running errands.

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The man walked around the house, as security cameras show, in search of valuables.

He first found Jenna’s purse, which he turned upside down looking for money, and then he moved to the other rooms of the house, including the kids’ rooms.

He turned everything upside down looking for cash, jewelry, and anything valuable. As Jonathan Lai, the homeowner and the toddler’s father, explained while watching the security video, he also found his wife’s purse.

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“To have him going in to my kids’ rooms, it’s the most scary thing to me,” he told Inside Edition at the time.

And then, a while later, Jenna and the boy returned home.

When the nanny walked inside the house, she knew right away that something was wrong. Indeed, it wasn’t too long before the intruder walked down the stairs and came face to face with Jenna and the little boy.

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Without thinking twice, Jenna grabbed the 3-year-old and ran out of the house towards the neighbors’ house, while calling the police at the same time.

Seconds later, the burglar can be seen running out of the house, probably panicking himself, in the opposite direction.

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The boy’s father said he felt grateful to the “rock star” nanny for saving his son’s life. Who knows what would have happened if she hadn’t acted so quickly.

“What she did for my son, [we’re] so grateful that she is in our lives,” he said.

As for the nanny, she didn’t really feel like a hero. She said she just did what she felt was right.

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“I don’t think of myself as a hero,” she said. “I love him […] When his parents are away, they put their trust in me to keep him safe.”

This nanny and the little boy she was taking care of at the time were lucky to escape the home before the burglar could hurt them, but what if someone breaks into your house when you’re inside?

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Well, in that case, it might be a good idea to follow a few tips coming to us from the military.

So, it would be a good idea to have a conversation with other family members and decide on a room that you will all go to in such an emergency, and a “code” that will lead you all there if this ever happens to you.

Once you all go to that room, you should call the police and stay there until they arrive and clear the house.

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Remember, your brain and your calmness are your best weapons.

See how Jenna saved the boy in the video below!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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