Ala. couple uses baby monitor to foil break-in

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LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a burglar appears to have returned to the scene of his latest crimes one too many times after the victims caught him in the act using a hidden baby monitor.

The storage shed where Chad Stapleton of Loxley keeps equipment for his catering business was burglarized three times this month. Fed up, Stapleton and his wife set up a baby monitor inside.

Just before 4 a.m. Friday, the Stapletons heard noise on the monitor and called police. Officers arrived in time to chase a suspect. Stapleton says police found his generator, an ice chest and a portable cooking burner jammed into the suspect’s car.

Gene Muggins was arrested on charges related to the burglaries. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

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