Home invasion victim caught retrieving cocaine on his own security camera

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:19pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:24am

Homeowner now charged with possession

Police say surveillance video was turned into Mission police by homeowner Marvin Douglas who lives on North Stewart road in Mission.

Police say Douglas turned in his surveillance video hoping police would catch the armed suspects who broke into his home demanding drugs and money on July 22nd.

Police say Douglas and his wife told the thieves they did not have any drugs, the thieves left taking a TV and jewelry.
Mission police say Douglas is not an innocent victim.

"He didn't realize that the recorder he had kept recording and it caught him red handed, where he actually goes into another room gets what appears to be a kilo of cocaine and wraps it up in a towel and gives it to his wife. They take it out of the house and call then police, this came after, now we know it was bad guy was bad guy."said Corporal Manuel Casas with Mission Police.

After looking at the video detectives then talked to Douglas.

"They asked him about the video and they showed it to him and he didn't have any problem giving the officer consent, they went to the house and found the 980 grams of cocaine."said Casas.

Douglas is charged with possession of controlled substance and given a $500,000 dollar bond and police are also on the lookout for his wife.

Two of the suspects that stormed into Douglas's home have been caught, three remain at large.

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