NORWALK, CT (NBC) - After the second time someone broke into Peter Cooperman's Norwalk, Connecticut home, he'd had enough.
He wasn't going to be robbed again, so he used his iPhone to set up a home surveillance video.
On October 6 it paid off.
"I kind of wanted a way to monitor the house while we were away," Cooperman said.
Because of the Logitech Alert system , Cooperman caught a 17-year-old, red-handed, police said.
Cooperman set up cameras around his house.
When they sense motion, they start recording and stream live video to Cooperman's iPhone.
"I kind of had the video streaming, and I was glancing down as I was driving home, and saw someone running across the front of my yard," Cooperman said. "At that point, I was only a couple of miles away. I called 911 and basically raced to get home and saw the suspect running across the street, so I made it here in enough time."
Cooperman kept the burglar occupied until police arrived.
"Without the video with the camera, we would have known the alarm went off, but if we saw him around the corner, we would not have evidence against him," Cooperman said.
The teen accused of breaking into Cooperman's home is a Norwalk resident.
Police did not want to release his name because he is a youthful offender.
Copyright 2010 NBC. All rights reserved. This material may not be rewritten, rebroadcast or redistributed.
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:35:57 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
Clinton Police Department's Interim Chief Mike Warren said upon further investigation, it appears an disagreement over a woman may have led to the death of a Jackson man.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...More >>
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:20:30 GMT
An accident combined with interstate roadwork causes headaches for motorists Saturday afternoon in Rankin county. Traffic was practically brought to a standstill on I-20 in Pearl at the Airport Road exitMore >>
An accident combined with interstate roadwork causes headaches for motorists Saturday afternoon in Rankin County.More >>
WLBT 3 - Fox 40
715 South Jefferson Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201