Two young crime fighters were honored in Fort Worth, Texas, this week for their "bravery and integrity" that led police to track down neighborhood burglars.
Local police officials gathered at a city council meeting to present certificates to 11-year-old LaDarius and 9-year-old LaDarian Martin for helping solve the theft case.
"What a brave thing to do guys," Mayor Betsy Price told the kids. "We are very proud of you… that's part of what makes Fort Worth such a livable city."
Two days after last Christmas, the brothers witnessed a robbery while taking out the trash.
The suspects gave each boy a $100 bill and told them not to tell anyone. But the pair knew they had to do what was right.
"I said we're going to tell the police because it's the right thing to do," LaDarius recalled.
"We did something most people wouldn't do," LaDarian added.
Their mother said she's always taught them "that everything you do has a consequence."
The Martin brothers not only reported the crime, but also turned in the $100 the thieves gave them.
"Boys, your mother and your grandmother, they taught you right," Deputy Police Chief Rhonda Robertson said. "They taught you how to make good decisions and now you're a shining example to others."