BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- A homeowner catches a thief in the act thanks to an old laptop, cameras, and a motion sensor detector.
On November 29th, the homeowner called 911 telling the operator someone was breaking into his house.
The homeowner told the 911 operator that he received an "email" that his home camera motion sensor went off and that someone was actively breaking into his home.
This was confirmed by a photo of the unknown suspect that was in his residence, being transmitted to his phone.
Deputies were immediately dispatched and upon arrival found a white male, Charles Futch, III leaving from the residence.
The homeowner was able to provide pictures from his home security cameras that show the suspect in the living room, kitchen and master bed room areas of the residence.
Futch was arrested and later admitted to the crime.
He was charged with two felony charges of larceny and burglary and one misdemeanor of property damage/criminal mischief.
Turns out the homeowner had been robbed twice before.
He decided to configure an old laptop with cameras and a motion detector so he could monitor his home via his smart phone.
This technology allowed the homeowner to have an almost instant view of the inside of his home.
The suspect had no idea he was on camera the entire time his picture was being taken.