Home Security Systems Prevent Naked Break Ins
Here’s a strange case of a burglar that gave himself up to the police after being captured naked on the victim family’s home security system video surveillance camera. When you don’t bother to wear a stitch, let alone a black hooded pull-over it’s not that easy to hide your identity. This really happened in the state of Louisiana and the thief was captured after the local police released photos of the suspect, hopefully from the waist up and he was identified by family members.
Apparently the suspect may have not set out to commit a crime but after drinking a few beers and then swallowing some pain medication not prescribed for his own use, he lost control. The man was caught on surveillance camera outside the home in a well-kept community in Slidell, La. The footage shows him taking a bath naked with a garden hose in the driveway. He then smashed a number of windows in the home, entered and ransacked the house. He cooked himself a snack in the victim’s kitchen, took another bath and left wearing only a bed sheet.
The suspect says he does not recall how he got there in the first place and has very little memory of the ensuing events. Despite his alleged memory lapses he was lucid enough to disable the alarm system in the home, although he missed out on the video camera. There is a possibility that he was suffering from a medical condition at the time. Regardless of the man’s condition it was not pleasant for the family that lived in the home to learn of the events of the evening.
This may not be a description of an average home intrusion. Most burglars have the mindset to get in and out of your home as quickly as possible without being detected. They plan to take no more than a few minutes to grab your purse, credit cards, wallet, cash, cell phone and easily accessible jewelry. They will take a few seconds to scope out your home for a potential return visit to grab the items they don’t have time to take now. This can all take less than 10 minutes. Using a home security is frequently the only barrier between a criminal and your valuable possessions.