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8-Year-Old Uses iPad App To Catch Burglar

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Child spy: Landon Crabtree used a tracking app on his iPad to lead deputies to the stolen device home in Tennessee. The tablet was one of two taken in the burglary in Manchester, along with other electronics and a hedge trimmer Child spy: Landon Crabtree used a tracking app on his iPad to lead deputies to the stolen device home in Tennessee. The tablet was one of two taken in the burglary in Manchester, along with other electronics and a hedge trimmer Credit: wkrn.com

Landon Crabtree
Landon Crabtree, 8, used an app to locate his stolen iPad and the burglar who allegedly took it.

A burglar allegedly responsible for multiple break-ins was outsmarted last week by an 8-year-old boy.

Third-grader Landon Crabtree used a tracking device application he'd downloaded to find an iPad and other possessions recently stolen from his family's home in Manchester, Tenn.

He activated the app from a computer in his house and it revealed that the pilfered iPad was at a nearby motel, the Tennessean reported.

Crabtree told his dad, who called the police. Within the hour Coffee County Sheriff's deputies called to say they'd arrested a suspect, according to the Associated Press.

"You don't mess with our family," said Landon, who wants to be an FBI agent when he grows up, according to WTVF.

Police arrested John Docherty, who they said had used the Ambassador Inn Motel to stash a trove of items stolen during a string of recent burglaries in central Tennessee.

The charges against Docherty widened when a detective in nearby Franklin County saw him on television and recognized that he matched the sketch of a wanted thief there.

 

 

"Landon Crabtree, 8-Year-Old, Uses iPad App To Catch Tennessee Burglar" huffingtonpost.com. 27 March 2012. Web. 

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