Home invasion turns out to be elaborate plan concocted by babysitter, but little girl foils the crime!

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A home invasion in Washington turned out to be an elaborate plan concocted by a four-year-old's babysitter -- and the little girl was able to foil the crime!

Four-year-old Abby Dean is wise beyond her years.

"Wednesday was the worst day in my life," Abby said.

On Wednesday, June 18th, Abby helped the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office crack a case that would make The Babysitter's Club proud.

"They told us to get out of the house 'cause they wanted to steal stuff," Abby said.

Investigators say Abby's 17-year-old babysitter orchestrated a false home invasion, along with her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect.

"That was really her being bad. She's not a good babysitter," Abby said.

Investigators say the babysitter made up a story about two armed black men breaking into the home.

"The bad guys stole my kitty bank. They stole my iPod. They also stole my Xbox and my Wii," Abby said.

The babysitter told investigators one of the suspects looked like the neighbor next door.

Neighbor Cody Oaks says police handcuffed him and questioned him for several hours because he fit the description of the suspect -- but little Abby knew better.

"It wasn't the right skin color," Abby said.

Abby told investigators the suspects had white skin -- not black.

That's when the babysitter's story started to crumble, and she confessed.

Abby's mom says she's proud of her young daughter.

"Literally in 30 seconds she changed everything that had been going on for five, six hours," Jennifer Dean said.

Abby's neighbor Cody says he hopes that the babysitter and her accomplice learn a lesson from all of this.

"It's kinda sad 'cause I don't think she realizes the dangerous position she put me in," Cody Oaks said.

As for the stolen belongings...

"They got it back because of me being the superhero," Abby said.

There is no word yet on whether Abby plans to go pro with her detective skills.

"Mostly, I would love to be a doctor," Abby said.

The babysitter and her alleged accomplices were arrested, and could face robbery, burglary and perjury charges.


  • Ears ought to hear

    Yeah the Babysitter and the 2 guys that robbed the house SHOULD face charges AND be PROSECUTED to the full extent of the law.

    WHY are their faces not shown? Fox 6 shows 3 black teens who were arrested for robbery, why are the white perpetrators not publicized in the same way?

    The neighbor had a SNIPER at his door? The man was almost killed because of a 17 year old’s sick lack of morality

    The entire situation is disgusting and thank God the little girl spoke up and literally saved the day

    • Tony Fair

      It’s possible that photos weren’t available yet. The station can’t control the police’s release of information, so stop jumping to conclusions.

      • Scotty Orbie

        When perpetrators are arrested they get photographed (at least the black ones do) and those are generally the photos you see in the media. Looks to me like you are the one jumping to conclusions and making excuses for the white teens. They are despicable teens who committed a felony and tried to blame an innocent man. You apparently have not paid much attention to media coverage. Now this is the kind of stuff that affects their lives. This will have negative affects with employers and other acquaintances. I say put the white boys in the media so we all khnow who not to trust!!!!!

  • Russell Meade

    What? Only one comment on this story. And this is on Fox news. Usually, you can find dozens of comments when the individual doing something wrong is the Black person. But, if the Black person is the victim, no comments from the Conservative Fox crowd.

  • Zion Akinjide

    I agree with the two comments on here..a snipper? He could have been shot and the police would have claim resisting arrest or some other BS?..no face of the babysitter,or the boyfriend that’s very low.

  • Clark Crimcops

    Someone needs to question the sanity of police officers who felt it was appropriate to dispatch snipers to arrest a teen suspected of stealing some video game consoles.

  • Understands How TV Works

    Hey Russell… I’m about the last person who would defend Fox News Channel, but you do understand there is pretty much NO relationship between FNC and an independently-owned local Fox network affiliate, right?

  • Sarah

    White people, so evil. Seriously that girl needs to be thrown into prison for a long time. It makes me wonder how many innocent black people in jail because of a white persons word.

  • ignatzz

    So am I getting this right? She says, “One of them looked like the guy next door” – so they show up at his home with SNIPERS and a SWAT TEAM?

    Nothing excessive about that, no sir.

    See, this is why we keep hearing about police doing horrible things to innocent people. They are treating every suspected infraction like it’s an emergency that needs an army.

    It’s a lucky thing this man didn’t make a sudden move or get angry or something (like ALMOST ANYBODY would). He’d probably have been KILLED.

  • Dave Hill

    And I note that the mention of the sniper is only in the broadcast video, not in the transcript. Indeed, it’s the only thing from the story that’s not in the transcript.

  • john

    This is balanced reporting and something that MSNBC would never do if it were black people doing this to white people. The baby sitter and her boyfriend should go to jail and the black man should sue those ding dongs.

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