PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - A 9-year-old girl helped police put two burglary suspects behind bars this weekend. Pass Christian police had been looking for the culprit or culprits behind a rash of storage unit burglaries, when a young girl spotted one of the stolen items because it was hers.
Kathy Miles was riding her bike through Pass Christian RV Park where she and her grandmother live when she spotted something that looked familiar.
"I just saw like a pink moon chair. I thought about my moon chair getting stolen," said Kathy.
Her grandmother's storage unit had been broken into about a week ago, along with several other units at Aalco Self Storage. One of the items stolen was a pink moon chair Kathy had gotten for Christmas.
"I went back to my grandma and told her, 'I think I found my pink moon chair,' and I said, 'Follow me,'" said Kathy.
She spotted her chair beside an RV and U-Haul that was parked at the RV Park.
"I picked up the chair, and as soon as I picked it up and looked at the feet where I had taped them to keep the little rubber stoppers from falling off, I knew it was her chair," said Brenda Winters.
Winters then called police to inform them about the find.
"They were here within five minutes, and the police officer walked over and picked up the chair. They asked Kathy to identify it, and then asked me and I said, 'Yes, that's our chair. I got pictures of it. I can prove it,'" said Winters.
According to Detective Tim Siddens with the Pass Christian Police Department, there were other stolen items found on the property.
They arrested a man and a woman who admitted to burglarizing at least five units at Aalco Self Storage, and of course, they thanked Kathy for being so observant.
"She gets out here and rides all the time, and we never dreamed that she would have paid that much attention to what somebody else had sitting in front of their trailer," said Winters.
Siddens said both suspects are in custody at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center, and the investigation is ongoing.
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