On Friday night a man forced his way into the home of Jennifer Long's apartment in north Durham while a second man held a gun on her boyfriend outside. The robber forced Jennifer, another woman, and several children to lie on the floor.
Stevie, a four-year-old boy, slipped out of the room and changed into his Power Ranger costume. He re-entered the room waving a plastic sword and screaming, "Get away from my family!" The thief then fled with only some items from Jennifer's purse.
Heather Evans, Stevie's aunt quoted a counselor as saying that Stevie's distinction between fantasy and reality needed to be improved. According the aunt Stevie believed he morphed into a Power Ranger. His little sister has experienced nightmares.