4-year-old busts alleged thieving babysitter
TORONTO – A 4-year-old Washington girl is being credited with exposing an elaborate home robbery plot last week that was masterminded by the child’s babysitter.
“Wednesday was the worst day in my life,” Abby Dean told Q13 FOX.
Police were called to Dean’s home after her 17-year-old babysitter reported being robbed by two armed men.
“They told us to get out of the house cause the wanted to steal stuff,” the child told the news station.
According to FOX News, the babysitter described the men as black and said one of the robbers looked like a next-door neighbour.
“The bad guys stole my kitty bank, and they stole my iPod. They also stole my Xbox and my Wii,” Dean said.
Investigators questioned the next-door neighbour and determined he was not an accomplice.
The investigation changed when police interviewed Dean.
“It wasn’t the right skin colour,” she said of the suspect descriptions.
That’s when the babysitter allegedly confessed to orchestrating the plan.
“I got [my stuff] back because of me being a superhero,” Dean told FOX News.
The sitter, her 16-year-old boyfriend and an 18-year-old male face charges of second-degree burglary.
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