FERNDALE, WA (KCPQ/CNN) – In Washington State a teen and her alleged accomplices could face robbery, burglary and perjury charges.
This comes after a little girl helped solve a home invasion case.
Find out how she was able to give authorities information that led to a confession.
“1,2,3,4…” 4-year-old Abby counts.
4-year-old Abby is wise beyond her years.
“Wednesday was the worst day in my life,” Abby said.
On Wednesday, she helped the Whatcom County sheriff’s office crack a case that would make the baby-sitter’s club proud.
“They told us to get out of the house ’cause they wanted to steal stuff,” Abby said.
Investigators say Abby’s 17-year-old babysitter orchestrated a false home invasion along with her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect.
“I think about…that was really her being bad. She’s not a good babysitter,” Abby said.
Investigators say the babysitter made up a story about two armed black men breaking into the Ferndale home.
“The bad guys stole my kitty bank, they stole my iPod, they also stole my XBox and my Wii.”
The babysitter told investigators one of the suspects looked like the neighbor next door.
“Right over here by this tree and the sniper is there,” Cody Oaks said.
Neighbor Cody Oaks said police handcuffed him and questioned him for several hours because he fit the description, but little Abby knew better, and she told police.
“It wasn’t the right skin color,” Abby explains.
Abby told investigators the suspects had white skin, not black, and that’s when the baby-sitter’s story started to crumble and she confessed.
“Why did you involve the children?” Abby’s mother asks.
Abby’s mom said she is proud of her young daughter.
“Literally in 30 seconds, she changed everything that had been going on for five, six hours,” Abby’s mother said.
Her neighbor hopes the babysitter and her accomplices learn a lesson from all of this.
“It’s kind of sad because I don’t think she realizes the dangerous situation that it put me in,” Oaks said.
As for all the stolen belongings…
“They got it back because of me being a superhero,” Abby said.
No word yet on whether Abby plans to go pro wither her detective skills.
“But mostly I would love to be a doctor,” Abby said.