Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2020-10-29 18:45:19 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) —Home security cameras have grown in popularity over the last few years, but intruders are looking for cameras and are still trying to break in.
At a house in East Nashville, a man broke four security cameras in an attempt to break them around 2 am on Tuesday.
“I kept it locked, lowered the blinds, turned on the lights, lit up like an airport, and all the floodlights turned on,” said homeowner Scott Harris.
Harris and his wife weren’t at their home on Riverside Drive that night, but lights, cameras, and busy streets didn’t stop intruders from trying to break in.
“I caught him with our Arlo camera,” Harris said. “It was as if he had put it in a case. He was walking back and forth looking for a camera.”
In the footage, I saw a man walking around the house several times. He covers his face, lowers the front door camera, goes through the back door and lowers the back door camera, then puts his arms on his face and walks along the garage door, and also lowers the camera.
He was unaware of the fourth camera on the side porch and tried to pry open the door. The camera caught him looking through a window, descending to the ground and looking through a crevice in the blinds. Then he gets up, notices an Arlo security camera sticker on the door, and finally finds a fourth camera and drops one of them.
“It was pretty brave, and from the video, the guy crawling on his belly and looking under the blinds, it’s crazy. It’s crazy,” Harris exclaimed.
After lowering each camera, the man took out the batteries and threw them all into the grass.
“I think people are using rings and nest cams. Sometimes we can identify pirates and criminals on the pouch, but they seem to be brave,” Harris says.
This happened the same night when an intruder tried to enter another man’s house in the Broadmoor area.
A search in the Neighbors app in East Nashville will show multiple reports of people trying to get into a house or car just last week.
“We can only imagine a total increase in crime in most metropolitan areas, especially in this climate where people are struggling,” Harris said. “People will stand here with the lights on, and it’s nuts. That’s all I can say.”
A riverside drive intruder tried to pry open Harris’s back door and side doors, but failed and nothing was stolen.
Harris has filed a police report and is offering a $ 1,000 bounty for information that could lead to the arrest of a man. He may face attempted robbery and felony damages.
If you have any information, you can contact the crime stopper at (615) 74-CRIME.