Real estate agent helps catch prescription drug thief posing as potential home buyer

Wichita, Kansas has seen a collection of thefts recently in open houses in the area. The real estate agents had been alerting one another about a man that would attend these events as if he were a potential buyer and would take prescription drugs from the property. Lorie Touchatt was alone in the open house that she was showing that day when a man that fit the description came to the door. She let him in, spoke to him as if he were a potential buyer, and quietly texted both the home owner and her husband to call 911 and alert them to the situation. She says that she feared what he might do if confronted. The 911 operator called her and she was able to speak calmly as if she were on the phone with another interested buyer. Her calm paid off as the police were waiting for him about a block away and arrested him, finding prescription drugs from the home on him when they did.

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POSTED November 14 2013 12:31 PM

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