WOODS CROSS, Utah – A Utah man persuaded his son to surrender to authorities after recognizing him as a suspect in a computer store burglary while watching a TV news program, officers said.
The two were eating breakfast Friday morning when the father recognized his son in surveillance tapes that police released on the burglary, said Woods Cross police Detective Adam Osoro.
Jeremy Blair, 26, of Kaysville, turned himself in later Friday to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden and Deseret News reported.
“This case is very unique for a father to recognize that his son has a problem,” Osoro said. “It’s a hard thing to do, but I think ultimately it’s the best thing for the son, and I think the father sees that.”
While Blair was booked into the county jail on an unrelated warrant, the county attorney’s office is reviewing the burglary case for formal charges.
Blair and another man are accused of smashing the front windows and taking about $6,500 in computer equipment from StarWest Computers in Woods Cross early Monday morning.
Police are still searching for the other suspect.