An East Tennessee girl is proving that fighting crime runs in the family.
Tuesday night, Knoxville Elks Lodge number 160 presented 10-year-old Rylee Rudder with a citizen's award.
She was heading to bed when she looked outside and saw someone stealing construction materials. She immediately alerted her father, who happens to be a Knox County Sheriff's deputy. He was able to stop the person and prevent a crime.
"It makes me real proud, she realized something was wrong, that they were doing something wrong and we teach kids everyday not to do this and she saw somebody was doing that and it wasn't right," said Tom Rudder.
Rylee had a simple description of how the award made her feel-- good.