13 Photos And Videos Of Creepy Home Intruders Caught On Camera
One of the most frightening things about living in a big city is the possibility of a break-in. Even if you aren't home when the invasion occurs, the thought of someone going through your things is incredibly unnerving. In order to give themselves peace of mind, many homeowners outfit their domiciles with security cameras. In some instances, those cameras only serve to create terrifying surveillance footage of home break-ins.
There are many cases of CCTV footage leading to arrests, and some of the home intruders caught on camera were apprehended after their videos made it to air. However, there are other intruders who starred in a straight-to-evening-news security video and remained free, even after their faces were burned across regional reports.
Are you worried that people may be breaking into your home at night and eating your food or trying on your clothes? If so, set up a home camera to capture those home invaders and see if your suspicions are correct. As you may soon find out, it's not all that crazy to believe someone might be watching you sleep. And even if this list doesn't inspire you to set up a web of security cameras to monitor unintended guests, you should at least be motivated to start locking your doors and checking under your bed at night for rogue clowns and general creeps.
Creepy Clown With A Knife Tries To Break Into A House
In October 2016, a Texas man's personal CCTV captured a person dressed as a clown carrying a knife, apparently in hopes of entering his house and beginning a carnival-themed spree of mayhem. In the video, the clown tries out the locks, looks through some windows, and then tries to open a gate.
It's possible that the whole thing is a hoax, but if not, it's legitimately alarming. The homeowner uploaded the footage to Liveleak with the caption:
This morning I noticed my gate was open. I checked my surveillance cameras and found someone in a clown costume was trying to get into my house. I'm sure we would all be dead today if he was able to get in.
This Intruder Walked Into A Nursery While Mom And Baby Slept
A man in Layton, UT, broke into a family's home in May 2018. He was caught on a nanny cam. The unidentified man entered the home around 3:40 am, walked past the sleeping baby in the crib, and made his way to the side of the mother's bed. The family had no idea.
"Our sliding door to our bedroom was halfway open," the father told local news station KTSU. He noticed things were out of place the morning after, so he decided to consult the nanny cam. While the police only released a portion of the video, local news station Fox 13 claims the unidentified man exposed himself while standing next to the bed. No one was touched during the act. The mother said she was "terrifie[d]" upon learning about the intruder.
What was even more worrisome to the couple was the fact that there was no sign of forced entry, which led them to believe the man had been watching them for some time and learned their garage code. Authorities speculate the man could possibly be a friend or acquaintance.
Woman Falls Asleep Watching 'A Stranger In My Home' And Is Attacked By A Stranger In Her Home
In 2016, a woman in Fort Worth, TX, fell asleep while watching Investigation Discovery's A Stranger in My Home when a man broke in through a window and tried to assault her. Surveillance cameras outside the home captured the man's entrance. The woman told WFAA in Dallas:
I woke up to him putting his hand over my mouth and nose and strangling me with the other hand. At first I was immobile because I thought I was in a dream.
She related that the intruder instructed her to take her pants off before she tried to escape through an open window. As she tried to escape, the man dragged her back in. According to the footage, the intruder then gave up on the assault and fled the home before anyone in her neighborhood could call the police.
11-Year-Old Finds A Stranger In His Home, And The Whole Thing Is On Camera
When an 11-year-old boy from New Jersey returned home from school in 2016, all he wanted to do was get a snack. Instead, he came face-to-face with a creep who was trespassing in his house. According to NBC New York, Allan went into his home and immediately saw a man hiding in a closet and peering out at him. Allan told reporters:
My heart immediately started pounding and I didn't know what to do except just run out. The way he looked and the way he shuffled scared me.
Allan took off running and luckily found a neighbor who was more equipped to handle the situation. She continued the story: "He was running and I said, 'Allan, are you OK? Is everything OK?' And he said, 'No, there's a stranger in my house and I saw him and he saw me.'" The intruder escaped with nothing more than a cell phone, which he dropped in the woods. He was caught less than 24 hours later and identified as 23-year-old Thomas Coughlin.
This Trespasser Ran Away Once He Saw The Mom Of The House
In June 2007, a man shattered a sliding glass door of a home in Las Vegas, NV, only to run right back out. The intruder smashed the door and promptly headed up the staircase. What he wasn't anticipating, however, was the owner of the house scaring him.
Sharon Montelongo-Navar just got out of the shower when she heard someone in her home. Armed only with a towel, she started screaming at the man. She told local news station KTNV 13 Action: "I said, 'What the hell are you doing? Get out! Get out! Get out!' I just kept yelling it the whole time he was running down the stairs." The man didn't have time to take anything and left empty-handed.
Nanny Cam Catches Every Moment Of A Mother Fighting Off An Intruder
In 2013, one of the most shocking events to be captured on a CCTV occurred in New Jersey, when a burglar entered a house in the middle of the day while a mother and her daughter were watching cartoons on their couch. In the above video, the intruder throws the woman down before hitting her in the face and thrusting her around the room. All of this happens in front of her 3-year-old daughter, while her 18-month-old was asleep upstairs.
Afterward, the man goes upstairs, pillages the house, and comes back downstairs to kick the woman in the face and force her down the basement steps.
The woman described the living nightmare to a local New Jersey news station, News 12: "I knew that if I started screaming, my daughter would, too, and I was afraid she would get hurt. I took it. I didn't cry the entire time." Police later apprehended the intruder, identified as 45-year-old Shawn Custis, who subsequently received life in prison.