It’s a hot August day, and 12-year-old Ben Theriot is out shopping with his mom in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the pair walk through a parking lot, a nearby car catches the boy’s eye. And suddenly, he sprints towards the vehicle and starts bashing in the windshield. But while Ben may appear to be committing a serious crime, he will later be hailed a hero for his quick thinking.
Yes, to the untrained eye Ben may seem to be engaging in a needless act of vandalism – but this isn’t the full story. And thanks to his swift actions, the preteen will soon become famous throughout Oklahoma and beyond as news channels relay the astonishing tale of what happened to him on that sweltering summer’s day.