- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Washington state baby sitter’s plan to blame a home invasion on two black men was foiled by her 4-year-old charge last week, when little Abby Dean told police “It wasn’t the right skin color,” reports Fox6Now.

According to police, on June 18 they took Abby’s neighbor, a black man named Cody Oaks, in for questioning after the 17-year-old babysitter told them he fit the description of one of the two men who broke into the home and stole several items.


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Mr. Oaks was held and questioned for several hours before Abby cried foul, telling investigators that the men who broke into her home had white skin, not black.

Investigators told Fox6Now that the babysitter made up the story about two black men breaking into the home and stealing an iPod, Xbox, Wii and the little girl’s Hello Kitty bank. However, when Abby broke out with the truth, the sitter’s story began to fall apart, and she confessed to police that it was her 16-year-old boyfriend and another man who had broken in and stolen the items.


“Literally in 30 seconds she changed everything that had been going on for five, six hours,” Abby’s mom, Jennifer Dean said to Fox6Now.

The family’s belongings were returned and the babysitter, along with her two accomplices, were taken into custody by police. Charges are pending.