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Plane Passenger Spots Burglars At His House

Originally published on September 2, 2011 8:54 am
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An Arkansas homeowner recently caught a pair of burglars. Stephen Lynn was not home at the time or even in the neighborhood. He was flying overhead in a friend's airplane. The�Jonesboro Sun�says Lynn was taking photos of his house when he spotted the criminals. He called police and gave them turn-by-turn directions leading to a bird's eye view of an arrest. It was Mr. Lynn's first aerial surveillance. In fact, his first time in a plane.

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