They say good fences make good neighbors. A good lock on the garage door might work too.
A Haughton, La., man was arrested last week, charged with stealing items from his neighbor’s garage – and it was all captured on live-stream video, according to a Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office post on Facebook.
It turns out the suspect had the homeowner’s permission to enter the garage to borrow a paint brush.
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But the sheriff’s office says the suspect, identified as Franklin E. Welzbacher, 43, helped himself to other items as well.
One of those stolen items was the surveillance camera – which the sheriff’s office said kept rolling as Welzbacher rummaged through his neighbor’s belongings and then brought them back to his home.
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The homeowner saw the video on his phone and alerted the sheriff’s officers, who went to Welzbacher’s home and made the arrest.
Welzbacher was booked on a charge of simple burglary and was detained at the local jail on a $10,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.