After Car Thief Accidentally Leaves His Phone In Car, Victim Finds It And Takes Action

Diply 4 Apr 2017

It's not uncommon for someone to be a victim of a petty crime like having your car broken into. At some point, it's probably going to happen to you.
Eliza Webb experienced this recently when she noticed several items missing from her car. The interesting twist in this story is that the victim, Eliza, had a chance to deal with the thief in an interesting but powerful way after finding a particular phone number on the thief's phone.

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Noticing that your car has been broken into is one of the worst ways to start your day. 

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Meet Eliza Webb who was shocked to find her car in such a state recently. 

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After noticing that several items in her car had been stolen, she also noticed something else that the thief actually left behind.

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She happened to find the thief's cell phone sitting on one of the seats.

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Horribly mistake, right? 

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It turns out that this may have been the best stupid mistake this individual has ever made...

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Upon closer inspection, Eliza got to the phone's speed dial list. What did she find?

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The thief's mother's phone number.

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Yeah, this definitely wasn't the perfect crime.

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Eliza realized at this point that this was likely a teenager who broke into her car and had an interesting plan of action.

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She decided she was going to call the robber's mother and be very direct with what had transpired.

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Let's see how this went, shall we?

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After calling, a woman picked up and Eliza started describing the situation. 

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"I said, this is a very uncomfortable phone call to make, I have your son's phone and I'm missing some things out of my car and I think they might be two related items." Eliza went on to describe how the woman on the phone was devastated by what she had just been told.

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Eliza, who works with teenagers, wanted to find another way to deal with the situation without bringing law enforcement into the picture. 

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She then went to the house where the boy and his mother lived and realized that the young man felt bad about what happened. "He looked like he had been crying," said Eliza.

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She and his mother found out that he had actually hit 10 other unlocked cars that night in the same neighborhood with a friend and blamed alcohol for the incident. 

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Eliza and the mother agreed that it was best for him to go to each person's door to apologize and return the belongings. 

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