Awesome 12-Year-Old Girl Solves Crime Police Couldn't

crime solverIf I'm a police chief looking for a new deputy, Jessica Maple is my first choice -- the 12-year-old girl is one helluva crime solver. After attending a summer program that teaches kids about forensics at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Jessica was able to put her skills to use when a burglar broke into her late great-grandmother's home. Jessica cased the scene like a pro. Actually, she cased the scene better than a pro -- she found things the police missed.

Jessica found so much evidence, in fact, she was able to track down the culprit and force a confession out of him. While the police are scratching their balls in a donut shop playing Angry Birds on their iPhone, Jessica is out there solving mysteries and catching criminals.

If they don't need Jess in Atlanta, will someone give this girl a cape and a badge and send her to NYC?


So here are the details: Jessica, using the forensic lessons she learned, found where the burglar entered her late great-grandma's home. The police had missed it. Then she and her mom went to a local pawn shop, where they found the great-grandmother's property. Jessica called the police and recounted her story to WSBTV News 2 in Atlanta:

... the guy, the investigator, he was like, "Oh my gosh, how'd you find all the stuff here? I was coming here." And I was like, "I did your job again."

Boom! Take that, police! I love Jessica so much. She went on to discover that the pawn shop owners had made copies of the pawner's IDs, so Jessica and her mom went to the guy's house. When she confronted him about what he'd pawned, he confessed to the whole thing.

As of now, the police still haven't made an arrest. Jessica doesn't "know what's taking them so long." Must she do everything? Whip out the handcuffs and make a citizen's arrest? It seems like if you want something done right, you better do it yourself.

I love Jessica's smarts, determination, and spirit. What an awesome young girl. I'm serious about her moving to the Big Apple, too. She can sleep on my couch by night and solve crimes by day. I think the city would be safer for having her!

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