|Published:||Feb 23, 2011 12:27 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 22, 2011 9:29 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, FL- A Fort Myers grandma is able to help deputies put a burglar behind bars.
That's because, she wired her entire home with surveillance.
Homeowner Elizabeth Hansen says, "Within a week they had him nailed."
Elizabeth Hansen got the call her home was being burglarized and immediately started working on catching the thief. She turned to her brand new surveillance system.
Hansen's son in law Marti Neubert says, "Now is when he's entering the house, you notice he's using his shirt."
The thief covers his hands apparently too preoccupied to cover his face.
A camera right in front of him catches everything.
Hansen says, "I think it's terrific."
Neubert, recently installed the cameras.
"I didn't think I was going to be needing it so quick."
The suspect made three trips in and out of the home carrying jewelry boxes. A neighbor asks him what he's doing. Not happy with the answer that neighbor called deputies. The suspect took off, dropping the stolen costume jewelry as he goes.
After looking at this video, deputies say they recognized 34 year old Jason Pushing who lives just a few streets over from Hansen and arrested him.
Today detectives brought back the rest of her jewelry, something she says she's sure never would've happened if not for the camera.
Hansen says, "It paid off."