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UPS Driver Helps Nab Burglary Suspect

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:08 PM CDT

Elizabeth Wallace was dog sitting a couple's two pooches when cops claim Justin Smith (pictured) broke into the homeowner's garage.

A UPS driver alerted a neighbor who ran inside and grabbed his Louisville slugger.

"I hollered at him and said you better drop that stuff now.  You better drop that stuff now," said a neighbor.

The church pastor who asked not to be identified called 911 while his partner in brown snapped a photo of Smith.

"He was the central person in all this really," added the pastor.

Minutes later police located a man matching the suspect's description.  Cops brought him back to the neighborhood -- and using the amateur cell phone photo -- were able to place him at the scene of the crime.

"Amen, amen," he added.

An unlikely trio working together to keep one neighborhood safe.

KEYE TV put in a request to interview the UPS driver but the company declined due to the active criminal investigation. 

Smith is charged with burglary of a habitation.  That's a third degree felony.

By Alex Boyer

Photo from Austin police

UPS Driver Helps Nab Burglary Suspect


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