A pre-teen's basketball shot from beyond the arc was good for more than just a few points in Springfield.
Springfield police say a group of ten-to-twelve-year-old kids helped them catch a suspected burglar on the run.
It all started after officers responded to a call for a burglary. Police say they received reports that a 50-year-old male had just broken into a garage and stole several items, including two weed trimmers before taking off on a bike.
He dropped the lawn tools after encountering police and rode awat. According to a post from the Springfield Police Department, the first officer followed him in his patrol car until backup arrived and started chasing him on foot.
That's where the young All-Stars come into play.
Police say the kids were playing basketball nearby and one of them "threw a basketball across the roadway at the suspect, striking him, causing him to wreck his bicycle in the grass."
Officers were then able to book the suspect into custody for burglary.