A burglary suspect in Madisonville, Kentucky, is behind bars after she called 911 to prevent a fire at the place she’s accused of robbing, according to WFIE TV.
Police said Mary K. Smith, 42, was in the house allegedly trying to steal prescription medication and cigarette filters when she noticed the kitchen stove was turned on.
Smith, who lives a few doors away from the house being burglarized, made the call to prevent a fire.
Smith was still in the home when firefighters arrived. After talking with her, they became suspicious about whether she was supposed to be in the house in the first place, according to .
When Smith went back to her home, firefighters requested police assistant. The responding officer said the suspect admitted entering the house with the intent to steal the meds and cigarette filters, according to the website.
Police said Smith admitted stealing a little red wagon from the home.
Smith was charged with second-degree burglary and taken to the Hopkins County Detention Center, where she remains pending $2,000 bail.