MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A bold burglar’s bragging sent him straight to jail.
Police said 19-year-old Darrin Brown broke into a house just down the street from his own.
Investigators said they were able to arrest him because he bragged to the neighborhood about what he took.
To top it off, the victim is a Memphis police dispatcher.
She could not speak to WREG Thursday, but her son, Landon Jones, shared the whole story.
Jones said Brown broke into his house, stole from his mother Lorna Griggs, and then had the nerve to hang around boasting about the crime.
“A guy we used to be friends with broke into my momma’s house and stole her purses…Almost $2,000 worth of Dooney & Bourke purses and a laptop and stuff,” Jones said.
It has been a tough week for the family. In addition to their home being robbed Sunday, Jones said his brother was the one killed by Southaven police after they say he ran an officer over.
His family was all at the house Wednesday, and he said Brown came by, too.
“My mom and my sister-in-law came by after they found out my little brother died, and he was outside like he didn’t do anything,” Jones said of Brown. “But we all knew he did. So we called the police and told them he was already here.”
Police arrested Brown in front of Griggs’ home in the 3600 block of Naylor. They said he tried to give his own mother one of the stolen purses.
Jones said he is just happy Brown will now have to answer for his arrogance.
“He pretty much just snitched on himself,” Jones said, shaking his head. “That’s a dumb person! That’s all I can say.”
WREG offered to let Jones talk about what happened in Southaven with his brother.
He said his brother was just trying to get away, not run anyone over.