Give a child a punishment and you teach him a lesson for a day; make that child call in his own punishment and he'll likely remember it for a lifetime. That may have been the philosophy guiding an Oregon homeowner who the Coos County Sheriff's Office says found three 14-year-old boys attempting to burglarize his Coos Bay residence on Sunday, KATU reports. Cops say the armed man confronted the boys and made one of them actually make the 911 call regarding a burglary in process.
Police showed up to carry out their duty, arresting the teens on charges including burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft, and marijuana possession, per the Coos Bay World. The boys ended up in a local juvenile detention facility, while the 8-year-old stepsister of one of the boys (he was supposed to be babysitting her and apparently let her tag along) was brought home to her parents. (Were these dispatchers as surprised as the ones who got a call from a toddler who couldn't get her pants on?)