Kansas Realtor helps catch drug thief during open house

11/11/2013 8:23 AM

11/11/2013 8:23 AM

An alert Wichita real estate agent helped police arrest a man who allegedly stole prescription drugs during an open house.

Police say the man arrested Sunday is suspected of at least two similar thefts in recent months.

Realtor Lorie Touchatt told KAKE-TV the Wichita Area Association of Realtors recently issued a warning about the man, and a co-worker had a run-in with him last week.

Touchatt sent a text to her husband and the homeowner, asking them to call 911. While was talking to the 911 operator, Touchatt says she pretended she was talking to a potential home buyer.

Police arrested the suspect a block from the house.

They say he had a bottle of prescription narcotics on him that were taken from the home Touchatt was showing.

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