A man and woman returned to their rural Quincy home after lunch and heard a noise coming from the basement. The man rushed down and tackled the burglar -- only to be surprised to find an 18-year-old girl! He let her go and checked the surveillance tape to see how she got in... at 7 a.m. that morning!

Victoria Martinez was sentenced four month this week for the break in that occurred last January.

The homeowner recognized Martinez in the security tape as the person who had broken into their barn just a few days earlier! She had stolen stupid stuff, like a yellow traffic vest, goggles and a white dusk mask. It's not clear she'd found anything worth stealing in the basement this time.

After letting her go the couple called police. She didn't get far on foot... in rural Quincy.


[SOURCE: Columbia Basin Herald]