Intruder seen in room, exposes himself while baby and mother sleep
LAYTON, Utah Information source via Fox13. — Layton Police hope someone can help them identify the person who broke into a home and walked around a master bedroom where a woman and her baby were sleeping.
According to a Facebook post from Layton Police, the burglary happened around 3:40am Monday May 14 at a home near 2500 E and 200 S.
Police said part of the burglary was captured on a baby cam, and the video footage shows the burglar exposing himself and standing next to the bed and crib where the mother and baby slept.
The young Layton couple, who didn’t want to be identified, say they noticed something was off early Monday morning.
“Our sliding door to our bedroom was halfway open. Certain things in my mind kind of triggered red flag,” says the husband.
When the husband checked his recently installed nanny cam, he was shocked to see a man walking around his bedroom while his wife and infant son were asleep.
“It terrifies me. I really don’t know how to process it,” said the wife.
Despite several electronics being in plain sight, nothing was taken. The woman and child weren’t touched, but the man was seen exposing himself with an iPhone in his hand.
“What if he was taking pictures of me? I feel like that’s taken from me. My privacy of my body should be mine alone,” said the woman.
The couple isn’t sure how he got in, because there were no signs of forced entry and every door was locked. The only scenario that makes sense is that the suspect knew their garage code, which means he was either watching them or knew them personally.
“That’s what is worrisome to us, that it could potentially be somebody that we know, and this has been happening under our nose,” said the husband.
They not only feel violated but terrified, with a two-year-old girl and an eight-month-old boy in the home.
“Imagine you have these little children, that your whole life revolves around these kids,” said the wife.
Since the nanny cam was only installed a month ago, they worry that the incident wasn’t the first time.
“It almost feels like someone has taken away my virtue, in a way without my consent,” said the wife.
Even though it’s a long shot since you can’t see his face, the couple hopes someone recognizes the man in the video, whether it be through his mannerisms or his clothing. He’s also seen wearing a wedding ring.
How could of a home security system helped in this case?
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It was only years ago that a similar incident with a more tragic ending happened in Springville UT where the couple was awoken in bed to an armed man. Everyone claims they sleep light and would hear someone come in their home. Sadly many find out how quiet, dangerous and sickening these criminals can be. Dogs, lights, security cameras and signs are also great home security deterrents.
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