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Old 08-25-06, 02:04 PM
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American man watching webcam foils British burglary

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060825/...burglary1_dc_1

LONDON (Reuters) - An American helped foil a burglary in northern England whilst watching a Beatles-related webcam over the Internet, police said Friday.

The man from Dallas was using a live camera link to look at Mathew Street, an area of Liverpool synonymous with the Beatles and home to the Cavern Club where the band regularly played.

He saw intruders apparently breaking into a sports store and alerted local police.

"We did get a call from someone in Dallas who was watching on a webcam that looks into the tourist areas, of which Mathew Street is one because of all the Beatles stuff," a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said.

"He called directly through to police here." Officers were sent to the scene and three suspects were arrested.
Awesome story.
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That is great. I bet the police there were thankful and probaly got a great story to tell friends and family. "You won't believe it, but a Yank in Texas alerted us to some crime which lead to an arrest."
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The Brits don't want to admit it, but I heard that those wanna-be plane bombers they caught last week was from a tip from a Mississippi webcam watcher too.
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That is great. I bet the police there were thankful and probaly got a great story to tell friends and family. "You won't believe it, but a Yank in Texas alerted us to some crime which lead to an arrest."
And I bet the burglers got a great story to tell their cellmates.
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I bet burgler will sue him for invading his private rights.
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Webcams must be really clear nowadays cause I don't think I'd recognize anything as an actual burglary unless I saw a brick go through a window.

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