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Parolee Arrested For Vehicle Burglary

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by Shannon Royster

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Technology is playing a big role these days in catching crooks.  Surveillance cameras are in stores and in homes.

Early Tuesday morning Jerry, who doesn't want to use his last name, became a victim of crime.  Police said 26-year-old Nicholas Mackey broke into three of Jerry's cars. 

"It was my property.  It's my stuff even if I leave the windows down on my car it is still my property," said Jerry.

Jerry has eight cameras all around the outside of his house so he could see every move the burglar made.  He even has motion lights, yet it didn't prevent the suspect from getting what he came for. "When I saw him I was like there's no way I'm going to let him get away like nothing happened," says Jerry.

Jerry told police he saw Mackey walk through his backyard to an office building just 100 yards from his home.  Jerry says he followed Mackey all the way to what he believed was his home and gave police the address.  Fortunately, Jerry got his belongings back, but police say the burglary could've easily been prevented. 

"I never thought that something was going to happen the day we forgot to lock the doors," said Jerry.

According to police, Mackey had three prior felony convictions out of Wilson County for aggravated burglary and auto burglary in 2009 and theft of property in 2005. 

He was arrested Tuesday and was being held in the Davidson County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

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