Watchful neighbor alerts police to burglary, arrested for crime - CBS46 News

Watchful neighbor alerts police to burglary, arrested for crime

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CONYERS, GA (CBS46) -

Everybody wants a neighbor who keeps their eyes peeled for suspicious activity and calls police when something doesn't seem right. However, in this situation, the woman who made that call to 911 is now charged with breaking into her neighbor's house.

Investigators say a bottle of prescription medication found in the suspect's home actually had her neighbor's name on it.

CBS Atlanta News went to the suspect's home to ask her the tough questions.

"Are you Melissa?" asked reporter Steve Kiggins.

"I am, but I don't want to talk about that - or what happened," replied Melissa McCoy, the woman charged with burglarizing her neighbor's home.  

McCoy didn't want to talk about the charges she's facing after police say she broke into her neighbor's home in early September.

"Did you, did you break into your neighbor's house?" asked Kiggins.

"No, but I did see the two guys who did," replied McCoy. "I can't talk to you about it - it's still under investigation.

It all started when McCoy made a call to Rockdale County 911 saying she saw two men burglarizing her neighbor's home.

McCoy told police the burglars ran down Hull Road with a bag full of her neighbor's stuff - but when deputies searched her home, they found prescription medication with her neighbor's name on the label.

The police report said McCoy not only stole jewelry, cameras and a television, but simple household items like light bulbs, Windex, candles, and maxi pads. 

McCoy was later arrested and charged with felony burglary.

McCoy's neighbors declined an on-camera interview.

Police say McCoy could spend a year in jail if she's convicted of the felony burglary.

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