Incredible Dad Battled Gunmen While Fiance & Newborn Hid in a Closet

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sleeping babyJeremy Reed once told his fiance, Anna Soto, that one day, he expected to be tested as a father. He just ... probably didn't realize that day would come only seven days after the birth of their daughter, Jenna.

Jeremy, 30, a Marine mechanic, and Anna, 24, a student, were in bed asleep with their week-old newborn when a loud crash woke them up. Jeremy said he then saw a man with gold teeth staring down at them at the end of their bed, and instinctively went into protect mode.

While Anna grabbed the baby and hid in the closet, Jeremy barrelled at the two intruders like a linebacker, pushing them into the living room and yelling at them to "get out."

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When the criminals countered with, "We got guns!" Jeremy replied with, "I got a newborn!"

Turns out the wrath of a Papa Bear protecting his week-old daughter is a solid match-up against automatic weapons.

The burglars, obviously aware that Jeremy wasn't playing around, took Anna's car keys and drove off in her Mazda.

Police recovered the car and apprehended the bad guys only 20 minutes later -- another house in the neighborhood had been broken into by these crooks, and cops were hot on their tail when they entered Jeremy's Dad Den of Dread and Defense. It didn't take them long to finally catch up with these guys and make some arrests.

So listen, I gotta say, I'm blown away by Jeremy's gut reaction to defend his fiance and baby. I'd like to assume I'd do the same thing, charge the bad guys and force them out despite their giant guns, but if I ever see a stranger at the foot of my bed with a grill, I'd probably just pee myself then pass out with fear.

Jeremy knew what had to be done and wasn't afraid to act. And kudos to Anna, as well, who took the baby out of the fray and into, at least, momentarily safety. And apparently, baby Jenna slept through the whole thing.

Lesson to all burglars out there -- don't test the courage or the backbone of a new dad. He's given incredible, protective strengths as soon as he becomes a father, and he's not afraid to use them.

The intruders face multiple felony charges.

Have you ever gone into superhuman protect mode as a parent?


Photo via Stacy Lynn Photography/Flickr

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MomLi... MomLily67

Wow, also sounds super sexy!!!!! admit it, a protecting partener make you fell tingly inside. Would have loved to see him tackle those criminals. 

Laura Desaulniers Lewis

Once, when my son was about 2, he had a nightmare in the middle of the night. My husband (still mostly asleep) lept up out of bed and tore through the hall way to get to him, in the process punching a huge hole in the wall and destroying a fan. He's a good daddy :)

Jennifer Starr

8 1/2 months hugely pregnant with me son, I ran faster than I ever had in my life to grab my 2 yr old daughter and run into the house when a rabid fox entered our yard. Not the same as protecting a newborn from armed intruders, but I felt like supermom that day.

vandm... vandmsmom

I love stories like this I agree with momlily there is nothing sexier than a protective man

Dorothy Barth

How refreshing to hear something positive about a family, no one being abused or killed. Kudos mom and dad. What a story to tell... ;)) <3

blue82 blue82

Love it <3

Desiree Byrd

I know as well as I know the sun will rise tomorrow that my husband would do the same thing.  I feel so safe with him next to me. Its incredibly hard when he's overseas working. I can't wait for  the deployments to be over with. 

Blues... Blueshark77

I agree with the above comments. There is something super sexy about a protective man. One of the many reasons I'm with my partner is I know without doubt he would defend me and our soon to be born daughter if a situation arose. 

aasmi... aasmith88

That is amazing. It is refreshing to hear positive things. My fiancé is the same way, we've had some very distasteful guests in our apartment building and he always goes into protective mode. ( our daughter just turned 2).. I can't imagine hiding in a closet with a 7 day old newborn. Good for dad and mom. Glad the robbers got caught. 

Janet Ma'ly

This is miniscule compared to what this dad did but when I had my first son I was a single mom living alone in a rather seedy building. We There was my little boy in his bassinet when suddenly I saw a roach crawling around in there. !!! I do NOT like bugs or dealing with them but I was the mama now, the protector of my little one. I swiftly reached in and grabbed that unwelcome invader and saved my son! At least it felt like that. ;)

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