KMBC Channel 9 has the most kick-ass story of the day (so far). A 16-year-old girl who was sick and home from school helped police nab a guy who kicked in the front door of her Prairie Village home earlier today.
The girl reportedly heard the front door getting kicked in, hid and called police. Police surrounded her home near State Line Road, but the guy took off running out the back door and started running through neighbors' backyards.
Police collared the guy, and KMBC reported that officers were searching a car in the driveway of the home and were seen removing laptop computers from the car.
Prairie Village police had already been investigating two similar break-ins (front doors kicked in) earlier in the week.
Crime has reportedly been on the rise in Prairie Village. Residential burglaries have jumped 400 percent in the last five years, and last year, there were 105 assaults (compared with 65 in 2006). And this will make you feel even more uneasy: Criminal damage cases and sex offenses doubled int he last five years.