Alabama man uses baby monitor to catch a thief

LOXLEY, Ala. (WKRG/CNN) – An Alabama man got creative after being targeted by a burglar multiple times.

Chad Stapleton proved you don’t need a high-tech security system to stop a thief.

Stapleton says his catering business was broken into three times in the past few weeks.

So he decided to set up a baby monitor to catch whoever was responsible.

And, on Friday, it paid off.

Early in the morning, Stapleton and his wife heard noise on the monitor receiver and called police.

“They were proactive and set up this makeshift alarm system which alerted us,” says Lt. Doug Phillips with Loxley Police, “and we were able to respond in a fashion that afforded us the opportunity to get the bad guy for them.”

Police arrived just as the suspect was leaving.

After a high-speed chase, officers arrested Gene Muggins who is now facing multiple charges.

The Stapleton’s have gotten all their property back that was taken last night and while they still have low-tech security systems in place, a professional security system was installed today.

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