Saturday, August 20, 2011

Here's the Plot for Your Next YA Novel

WSB Atlanta: A 12-year-old girl who attended a summer program at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office that teaches youth how crime fighting works wasted no time putting the things she learned to good use.

Jessica Maple learned well enough to teach the pros.

Just as she attended a forensics class, someone burglarized the home of Jessica's late, great-grandmother in Fitzgerald, Ga.
Jessica investigated, and found where the burglars broke in. The police had missed it.

She recounted the reaction she received from authorities for Channel 2’s Jeff Dore.
“Like, oh my gosh, how'd she find that?” Jessica said.

But that wasn’t all. Jessica and her mom went to a local pawn shop and found her great-grandmother's property.

“We called the police station and 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,’” said Jessica.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great story.

I bet the investigator wanted to smack the crap out of cute little Jennifer.

Jeff

Anonymous said...

Sorry...Jessica, not Jennifer.

As in Fletcher, presumably.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

Check out her last name, just an "r" short of Marple.