Chris Mattus, 8, Helps Nab Car Burglar
[caption id="attachment_75933" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Chris Mattus Helps Nab Car Burglar (MYFOXATLANTA.COM)[/caption]Local Georgia Boy Helps Police Nab Car Burglars
Brookhaven, GA - Chris Mattus has aspirations of becoming a police officer when he grows up. For now, the 8-year-old will have to be content with building up his resume when he receives recognition from Gary Yandura, the Brookhaven Police Chief, at the upcoming city council meeting.
Mattus will be receiving the recognition for his part in helping police arrest a man in connection with the burglary of his parents' car. Sunday night, he observed a man walking about the family car and looking inside. The boy then saw the man attempt to break into the car. At some point, the burglar was joined by another fellow and the two men moved on to another driveway.
The young lad alerted his mother who phoned for help and gave authorities a detailed description of the assailants which she received from her son. The information proved useful for police as they were able to take both men into custody shortly thereafter. The second man has been charged with loitering.
"I said, 'There was this guy outside and he was looking in your car and another guy came down and joined him and they were both walking down to the next driveway,'" Chris explained.
The car burglar perp will now face an embarrassing time in the county jail's general population. Inmates often talk of their charges and at times do so with bravado. The perp in question will have an embarrassing time explaining how an 8-year-old got him arrested.
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