We all know the hijinks that ensue when no one tells mom the babysitter is dead (reach back to Christina Applegate’s cinematic efforts c. early 1990s), but one 4-year-old girl wasn’t about to let her caretaker get away with lying and take her iPod and piggybank. Nope. So when her babysitter said there’d been a break-in at the home, this little girl busted the whole plot wide open.
“Wednesday was the worst day in my life,” Abby tells WITI News in Milwaukee of the day last week when police say her 17-year-old babysitter set up a fake home invasion with her boyfriend and another male suspect.
“They told us to get out of the house ’cause they wanted to steal stuff,” she explained, adding that the “bad guys” took her “kitty” bank, her iPod, Xbox and Wii.
Police say the babysitter claimed that two armed black men broke into the home, telling cops that one of the suspects looked like the next-door neighbor. He was handcuffed and questioned for several hours, until Abby stepped in.
She told police that they had things wrong — the bad guys who took her stuff were white, not black. Cops say the babysitter’s story then started to unravel and she admitted to the whole thing.
“That was really her being bad. She’s not a good babysitter,” Abby said.
You know it, little lady.
While the babysitter and her alleged cohorts have been arrested and are likely facing robbery, burglary and other charges, Abby is relieved that her family’s belongings are safe now.
“They got it back because of me being the superhero,” Abby said.