MONROE, La -- - An accused burglar decided to help himself to a little more than a resident's belongings.
Police say that same greed might have made him easier to catch.
So exactly how does a burglar get caught on a hot Saturday afternoon in Monroe.
It's easy. He gets thirsty
I just can't imagine someone stealing a bottle of water.
36-year-old, Stephen Weeks was spotted walking in and out of the front yards of at least two people's homes.
In his hands, a bottle of Smart Water, they say he stole from a home he hit on Eason Street.
Larry Frith knows what it's like to be the victim of a burglary. That's why he was ready this time around when it almost happened again.
Well you feel violated when it happens and you install those hoping that you can help catch the bad guy if it does happen again.
When he caught someone on camera breaking into his home, police got a closer look.
"He said you got to be kidding me," Frith said.
They believe the person in the video is the same one they already arrested.
Residents know not to keep quiet when they see something suspicious.
Trish Laffoon, a neighbor on Eason Street, says residents in her neighborhood know to speak up when they see something suspicious.
"We kind of try to look around see if we see anything that looks unusual or people that look..look a little sketchy," she said.
Frith, once a victim, helped police protect even more people from someone who's done this before.
"It felt good knowing that hopefully i played a part in keeping him in jail a little bit longer," Frith said.