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Burglarized woman retrieves stolen property on Craigslist

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Jennifer Rader Jennifer Rader
Picture of the stolen rims. Picture of the stolen rims.
Picture of the stolen football jerseys. Picture of the stolen football jerseys.
Jahara Williams (Source: LMDC) Jahara Williams (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville woman took the law into her own hands after her home was burglarized. She set up a sting operation that landed a man in jail. 

Jennifer Rader is still steaming that someone had the audacity to steal the items she worked so hard for.  

"I was mad," said Rader, "I was very, very angry, there was no other emotion but mad," said Rader.

After her items were stolen she called police and filed a report. Days later Rader spotted her $2,000 rims, her husband's limited edition football jerseys and their generator on Craigslist. She responded to the ad.  

"I started texting the person who had my stuff, as a person wanting to buy it," said Rader. "I wanted to come look at it so I could buy the football jersey for my husband for Valentine's Day."  

Rader set up to meet the person but sent police in her place. The man who showed up was Jahara Williams, Rader's next door neighbor.  

"What makes somebody think they have the right to go into someone else's house and steal their stuff?" asked Rader.  

Williams, 32, was charged with receiving stolen property. Rader was only able to retrieve some of her items, others had already been sold. 

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