Cary, N.C. — A Cary teen who is accused of stealing beer, soda and champagne from three garages last week made it easy for investigators to catch him.
He left his cellphone behind.
On May 17, a homeowner at 125 Ethans Glen Court found his phone inside the garage.
When police called the number listed for "Mom," the woman said the phone belonged to her son, 18-year-old Tyler Karl Chupp.
Chupp admitted to burglarizing the garage at 125 Ethans Glen Court on May 16. He said he broke in and stole two six-packs of beer.
Police suspect him in two other burglaries that night – one at 115 Ethans Glen Court and another at 117 Cumberland Green Court.
Multiple cases of beer, soda and champagne, as well as cash and a cooler were taken from the garages, the search warrant states.
Investigators seized beer, champagne, wine, liquor, drug paraphernalia, miscellaneous pills, a comfort bag and a cooler from Chupp's home, at 112 Halpen Drive.
He faces felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear charges.