DECATUR — Police said a 29-year-old woman broke into a west side Decatur home and was captured on camera stealing a can of Pringles potato chips. 

A signed affidavit said officers were called to a house in the 100 block of South Delmar Avenue at 1:54 p.m. Jan. 8. The homeowner told police that he had security cameras installed around his home due to a previous burglary. His girlfriend can also access security footage on her phone, the affidavit said, and she told him that a woman was walking around the house.

The homeowner's girlfriend said she was at work when the motion-activated cameras started sending alerts to her phone. The affidavit said she went to the house after calling the homeowner and confronted the male driver of a vehicle parked in the house's driveway.

The woman seen on the camera then walked out of the house, got into the car and they left the area, according to the affidavit. 

The homeowner reviewed the footage and was immediately able to identify the woman as an acquaintance. The only thing she took was the can of Pringles, the affidavit said, and she could be seen on camera holding the can. 

The woman was arrested Wednesday on a preliminary charge of burglary, which is subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. She was held in the Macon County Jail Thursday in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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