Three Kentucky teenagers were arrested for burglary thanks to a nosy mom who turned in her own son (video below).
Hillview police responded to a call from a suspicious neighbor about a robbery in progress at around 7:45 a.m. on March 30. The criminals had already fled the scene when officers found the back door had been broken into.
Haven Rose, 19, Levi Moore Jr., 18, and an unnamed 15-year-old were detained within hours of robbing the home. The criminal trio stole more than $3,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from the Hillview residence, reports WAVE.
The victim, homeowner Daniel Bridges, says everything from his television to his dead wife’s wedding ring was stolen.
“They went through everything. I mean my drawers and everything. They were in there a while. It was just stuff but it was my stuff,” said Bridges.
The teens drove to the youngest boy's home and reportedly started to store their stolen goods in the house. When the 15-year-old’s mother asked her child and his friends about the items, she became suspicious.
The mom went through the goods left in her home and discovered an iPad. She unlocked the device and called a number she found on the iPad’s contact list. It was then that she found out the items had been stolen during a robbery moments earlier. She then contacted the Louisville Metro Police Department to report the burglary.
Right as the trio returned to the mother’s home, all three of the teens were arrested by LMPD officers and placed in custody of Hillview Police. The mom gave police permission to search her home and the stolen items were returned, according to WLKY.
Authorities said they also found 54 Xanax pills, marijuana, and $583 in Rose's possession. Moore was carrying brass knuckles.
Rose is charged with burglary, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, unlawful transaction with a minor and tampering with physical evidence. Moore is charged with burglary, terroristic threatening and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
The 15-year-old was taken to a juvenile detention facility and charged with burglary, trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.