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O'Fallon neighborhood using technology to catch thief

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Neighbors in O'Fallon, Missouri, are using technology to try and catch an alleged thief and trespasser. (Credit: KMOV) Neighbors in O'Fallon, Missouri, are using technology to try and catch an alleged thief and trespasser. (Credit: KMOV)

Neighbors in O’Fallon, Missouri, are using technology to try and catch an alleged thief and trespasser.

Nick Tipton’s neighbor in Wabash Woods told him a radar was stolen out of his car, so Tipton checked his own security footage.

Just after 4 a.m. Tuesday there was a man in his driveway, trying to open the doors of his family’s cars.

“I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep last night, to say the least,” said Tipton.

He posted the video on Facebook and 24 hours later it had more than 70,000 views.

Other people have started contacting him who also have video of who they believe is the same person.

“Given the footage with the time stamps he was in here a long time,” said Tipton. In fact, they think he was in the neighborhood for about two hours Tuesday.

Incidents just like this are why Jonathan Pezod with Alarm 24 in St. Peters said more people are contacting them to get high-tech security systems.

“Residential cameras were not a big deal three to four years ago and now it’s just normal we get a call every day on people wanting cameras on their house,” said Pezod.

Tipton said he’s sharing his information with police and he just wants the person caught.

“I work two jobs, my wife works two, we work hard for what we have as anyone else does here. I’ve got a three-year-old daughter you’re taking from me and you’re taking from families that work hard for it,” said Tipton.

O’Fallon Police said they have one report of theft from a vehicle in the area.

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