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Crimefighting Babysitter Foils PS3 Robbery by Telling Suspect's Mom

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Oklahoma's most idiotic robbery (this week) ended in the arrest of two teenagers who brandished a firearm at a babysitter and two children and stole a PlayStation 3 from their home. However, one of the suspects forgot to tuck in his bandana properly, helping Nancy Drew crack the case before the commercial break.

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Cops say that on May 3, three unnamed teens (because they're juveniles) busted in, pistols drawn, on a babysitter (likewise unnamed) watching two kids in a home in Broken Arrow, Okla. They demanded a PlayStation 3 and fled in a sedan.

The babysitter recognized one of these criminal masterminds, whose bandana wasn't covering his face well enough. She wasn't going to take his backtalk, so she just up and packed the kids in the car (presumably) and drove 20 minutes into Tulsa to tell his mom he needed a time out—in the slammer.

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Right as the babysitter was telling Mom about her son's rather antisocial behavior, guess who drove up. One of the suspects took off with the PS3 and ran through an apartment complex. Eventually, the police nabbed two of the kids: the guy who ran away with the console and the getaway driver.

The driver said the gun he used to threaten the sitter was not a toy but it was not loaded. That won't do him much good. This is a felony, up and down, and they're being held on $70,000 bond, charged with first-degree burglary and robbery with a firearm.

Interestingly enough, the console has yet to be recovered. No word on the third suspect, either.

Teens arrested for breaking into babysitter's home and stealing a Playstation 3 at gunpoint [KJRH-TV]

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Either parents of these kids trust the babysitter enough to let her drive their car or she has her own car seats (which would be weird). Either that or she just left the kids there.

I suppose the parents could take out the car seats each day in case she needs to take them somewhere, but as someone who has two car seats, that is a major pain in the ass to do frequently.