A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot was out on a flight early Sunday when he spotted a group of vehicle burglars — not from the air, but through an alert from his home’s doorbell camera.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot was airborne about 2 a.m. when his personal Ring camera alerted him of a teen dressed in black clothing attempting to open the passenger door of a white truck parked outside his home.
The teens could be seen testing door handles on the pilot’s vehicles while an SUV followed them through the neighborhood.
The pilot quickly alerted neighboring police squad the Volusia Sheriff’s office, before locating the suspects from the sky and aiding their pursuit.
Three suspects, aged 14, 15 and 16, were taken into custody after police successfully stopped their car – a stolen Acura RDX.
Inside the vehicle, there were also several wallets, a ski mask and a tool for breaking windows, and the suspects have been linked to car break-ins across the city of Deltona.