SAND SPRINGS, Okla.-- "I'm forever grateful to him, I owe him my life really," said Kason's Mother Shonda Hughes.
While eating lunch with his family last week, Kason Hughes said he looked out the window and locked eyes with a woman who looked like she was up to no good.
"She just looked at me suspicious," said Kason.
When Kason's family walked outside, his mother noticed her purse vanished from the car.
"I'm like my purse is gone! and my family is like what? And my son was like I know who it was I know who it was and I'm like you know who it was?" Said Shonda Hughes.
Kason's family immediately called police, with the observant teen giving officers a detailed description of the suspect. Within ten minutes, police said they tracked down April Hector, and brought her back to the scene of the crime.
"She wouldn't even look at us when she was in the car," said Kason.
Thanks to Kason's watchful eye, his mom got her purse back. Kason said he's just happy he could help.
"He is my hero that's what I told him, the first thing I said you are my hero, you are my hero today," said Shonda Hughes.
"It makes me feel kind of good that I did help my mom and police catch someone who wasn't supposed to be doing that," said Kason.
Kason tells 2 Works For You he does have an interest in pursing a career as a homicide detective. Sand Springs police say they might have a job waiting for him once he finishes college.