Home Surveillance System Catches Thief in the Act

Police have arrested an Ohio teen after a home surveillance system captured the 18-year-old stealing a 42-inch plasma TV from his neighbor’s home.

KETTERING, Ohio – A home surveillance system helped police arrest an 18-year-old, who broke into his neighbor’s home.

Surveillance footage shows the teen, Dustin Shepherd, carrying out a 42-inch plasma television out of the back door of his neighbor’s home, WHIO.com reports.

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Police arrested Shepherd after seeing the video. He has been charged with felony burglary and theft. The same charges were also filed against Amanda Newland, 19, in the same incident.

A previous home intrusion prompted the homeowner, who only wants to use his first name, Russ, to install the $500 surveillance system. Russ says that nearly all of his neighbors have installed similar equipment.

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Electronics stores are experiencing a rise in demand for home surveillance systems. They credit the increase to higher quality video plus affordability. Additionally, wireless technology makes the systems easy to install.

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