Varsity Lakes Gold Coast stabbing: A teenager’s heroic act after he was allegedly stabbed by an intruder, 52, during home invasion
- 15-year-old boy allegedly stabbed by home intruder
- Achieved fight of alleged intruder
A 15-year-old boy has been praised for fighting off a man who allegedly broke into his home and stabbed him in the chest.
Troy Andrew Burns, 52, allegedly snuck into the drive at Varsity Lakes, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, around 1am on Wednesday, armed with a golf club and a knife.
He then allegedly made his way to the 15-year-old’s bedroom and woke the boy up before a struggle broke out between the couple.
The teen was allegedly stabbed in the rib cage, but managed to fend off the intruder.
The boy’s father ran into the room after hearing his son’s screams.
“I was lying in bed asleep and I heard screaming from the other room, really loud screaming,” he told Seven News.
‘I jumped up and ran into the other room and saw the boy with an intruder, he was on top of the intruder… and the boy had managed to take the knife from him (the intruder) and stick it into the floor.
“And he was yelling at me to come in and help him.”
The boy’s father managed to restrain the man and police were called who arrested Burns at the scene.
The boy’s grandmother, who was also in the house at the time and is a nurse, provided first aid while they waited for paramedics.
A 15-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed by an intruder at his Gold Coast home. The boy’s father and grandmother (pictured) were home at the time.
He has been charged with one count of wounding, trespassing and committing and possessing implements that had been used in connection with particular crimes.
The boy was taken to the hospital, but has since been released and is recovering well.
Acting Detective Sergeant Major Dean Anderson said the reason Burns was allegedly inside the house was a “mystery.”
“It just seems to be a random attack,” he told reporters.
Anderson also praised the teen’s efforts.
“A great act of courage on his behalf, and he has done an incredible job defending himself and his family in the house,” she said.
“She seems very resilient to what happened and it might be a good story to tell her classmates at school.”
The police also do not rule out the possibility that the intruder allegedly entered the wrong house.
Anderson added that the man was “cooperating” with police.
Burns appeared briefly at Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
His case will be brought up again on Thursday.
The investigations continue.
Troy Andrew Burns, 52, allegedly snuck into the drive in Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes, (pictured) on Queensland’s Gold Coast around 1am on Wednesday, armed with a golf club and knife.