North Harris County homeowner catches teen burglary suspects red handed

Teen burglary suspects caught red handed

September 25, 2013 4:25:18 PM PDT
Some teenage burglary suspects in north Harris County were arrested after a homeowner confronted one them on the street Wednesday morning.

Cardboard covers missing glass in the Davis family home, marking where burglars made their entrance. Even before that happened, Tiffany Davis saw something out of place on a school day.

"I saw some boys walking. That shouldn't be happening," she said.

Not long after she left home, Davis got a call about a break-in and says she saw one of those same people on her street with her iPad.

"'That's my iPad!' And he said, 'No it's not.' And I said, 'Well do you carry around a pink iPad?' I said, 'Open the page, it'll have my kids' picture. And it did," Davis said. "He gave it back and went running down the bayou."

It didn't end there. Deputies were called. Meanwhile, on her own, Davis tracked down her suspect.

"He said, 'Why are you following me?' I said, 'You know what you did," she said.

In the end, he was among four suspects arrested; one may be as young as 15. The oldest is 20, according to deputies.

As he was being taken into custody, Davis says he pleaded with her, claiming to have a scholarship.

"He was asking us not to file charges, but you don't take people's stuff. Get a education," she said.

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