A teen is calling her dad a hero after he stopped an alleged robbery and kidnapping at their Baker, Florida home.
Amber Brackney, 17, was returning home from her job as a waitress on November 7 when she noticed someone had placed large barrels in the road, leading up to her driveway, ABC News reports.
“The goal was to first force her out of her car by blocking the road with barrels and garbage cans,” the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Amber’s insticts told her not to get out of her car.
“I automatically thought this is something that would happen in a scary movie,” said Amber.
She drove around the barricades and continued home.
“They then planned to head to her house, confront and subdue her father — who they believed to be wealthy — and rob the home,” the sheriff’s office said.
Amber’s father, Terry Brackney, told ABC News he became more worried later that night when the family’s dogs started barking and a motion-activated floodlight near the garage turned on.
He grabbed a gun and spotted two people allegedly attempting to break into his garage.
“That’s when I yelled at them and fired three shots with my glock, and they took off running,” he said. “It was at that point that I went back in my house and called 911.”
The sheriff’s office identified the teens involved as Keilon Johnson, 19, Austin French, 17, Tyree Johnson, 16 and Kamauri Horn, 15. They attend the same school as Amber.
Officials say they also found weapons and materials inside their vehicle that included latex gloves, facial masks and dark clothing.
The four teenagers are being charged as adults.
Terry said he doesn’t want to think about what might have happened if the teens weren’t stopped.
“You know, had these individuals made it inside our house,” said Brackney, “today would have probably been our funerals.”