The surveillance cameras recorded the entire incident wherein a woman, who is a mother of two children, was caught rifling through a 94-year-old veteran’s wallet and other belongings and then stealing some cash in his own home.
The woman, identified as Heather Weldon was seen entering Thomas Hendrix’s home in Douglas, Georgia on Monday along with her two children and a man, according to police.
Security footage shows the woman staying behind to use the bathroom as the man and two children lead Thomas into another room.
But when Neal returned home and checked the tapes, he realized neither he nor Thomas knew these people. “I didn’t know who they were. I was kind of panicking. I knew Mr. Hendrix didn’t know them,” Neal told WISTV.
Instead, he caught the woman stealing from Thomas — stuffing the money into her dress — before rushing off to the bathroom to flush the toilet and leaving with her family.
Daily Mail Reported:
The theft was discovered by Neil DeLoach, who has lived with Hendrix for 10 years as his caretaker. DeLoach was not home at the time and does not know the people who entered the home, but he had an uneasy feeling, so he checked the surveillance footage to see what had transpired while he was gone.
“Well, first of all, I didn’t know who they were. I was kind of panicking. I knew Mr. Hendrix didn’t know them,” DeLoach told WISTV. “It kind of scared me that I’ve got security cameras all over the property that you can see and they still came right in and you know, very brave. And, that’s what scares me about the whole situation, people are just brave.”
Then as the video clip goes viral, a woman named Heather Weldon identified herself on Facebook as the suspect in the surveillance video, saying, “I did not steal from him it was all a big misunderstanding. I done spoke with the man and everything is took care of!!”
Police found the woman in question, and in the most unexpected way. She actually commented under the surveillance video that the police posted to Facebook, attempting to defend her actions… identifying herself in the process.
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