A thieving white babysitter in suburban Detroit thought she had developed a full proof plan to rob the very home she was hired to babysit for:
That’s right, blame the nearest black man.
The plan was foiled, however, because white woman and her boyfriend forgot to go over their devious scheme with the 4-year-old girl whom was being babysat.
A Ferndale, Mich., family hired the 17-year-old white babysitter and her boyfriend staged a home robbery. They had canvassed the home before and had the items they would take already picked out in advance.
Thinking that they had executed their plan to perfection, the babysitter called the police and blamed the armed robbery on the black man next door, Cody Oaks. She told police Oaks and another black man had kicked in the back door and robbed the house. She went on to tell investigators that one of the black men had a knife and the other had a gun.
The police, of course, obligingly went over and handcuffed the innocent black man, Oaks, and subjected him to intense hours of interrogation. The white babysitter and her boyfriend thought they had gotten away with the perfect crime.
But the pair never thought 4-year-old girl Abbey would give the white babysitter away.
Fortunately for Oaks — and unfortunately for the thieving, scheming white babysitter — the pair forgot to coach the 4-year-old girl, Abby, on what to say. Perhaps the pair didn’t think it was necessary. Maybe they didn’t believe the little girl could articulate herself to police.
The pair thought wrong.
The 4-year-old girl told police the “robbers had white skin, not black.”
As soon as she said that, the white babysitter’s lies unraveled with a quickness.
Police arrested the white babysitter, the boyfriend and a male accomplice and charged them with robbery, burglary and perjury.
The innocent black man, Oaks, was released, but he will never be the same again.
“It’s kind of sad because I don’t think she [the babysitter] realizes the dangerous situation she put me in,” he said.