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Brave 12-year-old girl helps police catch man who broke into her home
After he left she came out of the closet where she had been hiding and took his photo.

POLICE IN THE US are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home.

Chief Andrew Sluckis Junior says the girl hid in a closet and called 911 when a man broke in yesterday afternoon.

After the suspect left, the girl came out of the closet and took a picture of the man as he tried to break into a neighbour’s home.

The suspect, identified as 53-year-old Clinton Joyce, of Worcester, was arrested a short time later. A police dog located a crow bar authorities believe was used in the break-ins.

Joyce was charged with attempted breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property.

Sluckis says Joyce is on probation and parole.

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