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Washington kid foils babysitter robbery

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A babysitter, her boyfriend and an accomplice broke into the Dean's home in Washington, then lied about who did it. (Source: KCPQ/FOX) A babysitter, her boyfriend and an accomplice broke into the Dean's home in Washington, then lied about who did it. (Source: KCPQ/FOX)
Cody Oaks was initially a suspect in the robbery and was questioned for several hours. (Source: KCPQ/FOX) Cody Oaks was initially a suspect in the robbery and was questioned for several hours. (Source: KCPQ/FOX)
Abby told the police that the men who broke into her home were white, not black. Police questioned the babysitter again and she confessed. (Source: KCPQ/FOX) Abby told the police that the men who broke into her home were white, not black. Police questioned the babysitter again and she confessed. (Source: KCPQ/FOX)

(KCPQ/FOX) - A home invasion in Ferndale, WA turned out to be an elaborate plan conducted by a 4-year-old babysitter. But the little girl is a force to be reckoned with.

Abby Dean is wise beyond her years.

"Wednesday was the worst day in my life."

That's when she helped the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office crack a case that would make the Babysitter's Club proud.

"They told us to get out of the house because they wanted to steal stuff," Abby Dean said.

Investigators say Abby's 17-year-old babysitter orchestrated a false home invasion, along with her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect.

"I thought about that was really her being bad, she's not a good babysitter," Abby Dean said.

Investigators say the babysitter made up a story about two armed black men breaking into the Ferndale home.

"The bad guys stole by kitty bank they stole my iPod," Abby Dean said. "They also stole my Xbox and my Wii."

The babysitter told investigators that one of the suspects looked like the neighbor next door.

"Right over here by this tree and the sniper is there," the Dean's neighbor Cody Oaks said.

Oaks says police handcuffed him and questioned him for several hours because he fit the description.

But little Abby knew better, and she told police.

"It wasn't the right skin color."

Abby told investigators the suspects had white skin, not black. That's when the babysitter's story started to crumble and she confessed.

"Why did you involve the children?" Abby's mother, Jennifer Dean said.

Jennifer said that she's proud of her young daughter.

"Literally in 30 seconds she changed everything that had been going on for five or six hours," Jennifer Dean said.

Her neighbor Cody says he hopes that babysitter and her accomplices learn a lesson from all of this.

"It's kind of sad 'cause I don't think she realizes the dangerous position she put me in."

As for all the stolen belongings?

"They got it back because of me being the superhero," Abby Dean said.

No word yet on whether Abby plans to go pro with her detective skills.

"But mostly I would love to be a doctor."

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