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Four-year-old girl foils her babysitter's home invasion plot

4-Year-Old 'Superhero' Foils Home Invasion Robbery Plot

FERNDALE – A 4-year-old girl named Abby helped detectives foil a reported home invasion in Ferndale that turned out to be a babysitter's plot to steal from the family she was working for, Q13FOX reported.

Little Abby is wise beyond her years. "Wednesday was the worst day in my life," she said.

On Wednesday, 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 said the girl's 17-year-old babysitter orchestrated a false home invasion along with her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect. They said the teen made up a story about two armed black men breaking into the Ferndale home.

"The bad guy stole my kitty bank, they stole my iPod," Abby said.

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

Neighbor Cody Oaks said police handcuffed him and questioned him for several hours because he fit the description. But Abby knew better, and she told police.

Abby told investigators the suspects had white skin, not black, and that's when the babysitter's story started to crumble - and she confessed.

Abby's mother said she is proud of her young daughter.

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

Her neighbor hopes the babysitter and her accomplices learn their lesson.

"It's kind of sad because I don't think she realizes the dangerous situation she put me in," Oaks said.

As for the stolen belongings, Abbys said "they got it back because of me being the superhero."

No word yet on whether she plans to go pro wither her detective skills.

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

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rpx47 June 23 2014 at 11:01 AM

They should also throw in "hate crime" for falsifying the race color. They would have known how "convenient" it would have been to throw the race card in there because "white" kids would never do such a thing... Congrats to mum for having such a beautiful and loquacious little girl.

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jmacdow June 23 2014 at 10:58 AM

"Worst day of my life." How horrific! Poor little girl must have been so frightened. The worst day of her life should be an icecream dropping on the ground, not a home invasion orchestrated by a person who should be caring for her.

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Squeek jmacdow June 23 2014 at 12:54 PM

LOL on the ice cream! :)

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playbackjack June 23 2014 at 11:07 AM

How about child endangement thrown in?

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Ty June 23 2014 at 10:58 AM

They messed with the wrong kid. Go, Abby!

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Specialpersian3 June 23 2014 at 10:57 AM

Way to go Abbie!! She's a very articulate little girl with a lot of common sense for her age and I believe she will grow up to become whatever she desires.

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MeritaBread June 23 2014 at 11:05 AM

Yes, good for you, Abby! If not for you, that Black man next door would be facing some serious charges, even without any of the stolen loot! His health, if not his very life, was definitely put at risk because of that white girl's lies! And just how is it that the "WHITE" burglars/home invaders only "could" be facing those charges? smh The more things change . . . .

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Mark June 23 2014 at 10:56 AM

shoot the suspects and call it a day

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Lorraine June 23 2014 at 10:59 AM

What a cutie pie! and soooo brave :--))

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nordengto June 23 2014 at 11:01 AM

Thank God Abby was not harmed. Often people threaten little ones harm or harm to those they care about. Thankfully she spoke up. I hope the sitter and her friends get a lot of time and fines. They should also wear signs - on the main streets, and apologize to the family and the neighbors for wrongly accusing them.

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sjkaresky60 nordengto June 23 2014 at 9:35 PM


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Vicki June 23 2014 at 10:49 AM

Good for you, Abby!!!

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sadiemae1214 Vicki June 23 2014 at 10:57 AM

Way to go Abby but what is a 4 year old doing with an Ipod?

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