One little girl saved her neighbor from being wrongly punished for a crime he didn’t commit.
It would have been the perfect crime had it not been for a Washington 4-year-old named Abby.
My Fox Detroit reports that the child’s 17-year-old babysitter hatched a plot to rob Abby’s home while her parents were away. The caregiver brought her 16-year-old boyfriend and one of their friends into the house while staging a fake break-in.
“They told us to get out of the house ’cause they wanted to steal stuff,” Abby told reporters. “The bad guys stole my kitty bank, they stole my iPod.” She remembers the whole thing as “the worst day of my life.”
The babysitter then told police that two armed black men had robbed the house, stating that one of them looked like Abby’s neighbor, Coady Oaks. Due to her accusation, authorities arrested Cody! Despite telling police that he hadn’t been in the home, police kept him in custody and questioned him for hours.
When cops talked to Abby, she cleared Cody’s name. According to Time.com, Sherriff Bill Elfo revealed that Abby told authorities the robbers had “peach-colored skin as opposed to having dark colored skin.” Police then confronted the babysitter, and her whole story crumbled. The sherriff said the would-be mastermind confessed to the scheme “almost immediately.”
The stolen property was returned, and Abby has not been shy about her hand in the matter. She thinks her family got their stuff back “because of me being the superhero.” All three of the actual thieves have been arrested and Cody was released.
We’re glad that Cody has been cleared, but it’s upsetting that the immediate cover was to blame a black man. Furthermore, the fact that he was interrogated before a child had to point out that the robbers were white is infuriating. We thought that the saying was “innocent until proven guilty,” but that would make too much sense.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"