One Fort Worth, Texas family learned that their thief deterrent is a lot more effective than everything else on the market. It works a lot better than they probably could have ever imagined.
Home security footage captured the intruder breaking in through the front door at the Fort Worth property. But wen he realizes what was waiting for him, the criminal turned and run like he just saw a ghost.
The unidentified thief is caught on camera entering the home. But he got out of there within seconds and didn’t take anything. He didn’t even look around.
In the clip below you can see what shook him.
In the clip, the man seemingly picks the lock to the front door and opens it up. An alarm starts beeping.
He walks a few steps into the home and then stops. The beeping continues. And then he sees the camera facing directly at him. The camera scares him from going any further.
The Fort Worth Police Department got ahold of the CCTV video footage and shared it on their Facebook page. Along with the clip which has been viewed more than 25,000 times, they’ve posted the following comment:
“BREAKING NEWS! Man ‘breaks’ into a home in the 8700 block of Maple Ridge Trail in north Fort Worth.
“In this video, the suspect kicks in the door then steps inside, hears the alarm, but does not see the camera directly facing him and decides to leave taking only his shoe that he likes to carry around.”
The Fort Worth Police are asking you for help in identifying the thief, they wrote on Facebook, “If you know the identity of this one shoe bandit, then please contact detectives at 817-392-4622. Report# 16-83621”
Here are a few of the comments the video has received since it was published:
“I see the guy stop and acknowledge the beeping sound and bailed. I think he’s a little more alert than people are thinking. Same punishment as anyone else. If he drank too much and it caused him to do this, it’s no different than drunk driving and hurting someone.”
“I would be shocked to find out this wasn’t just a drunk and disoriented guy thinking his gal locked him out! He took nothing and even shut the door behind him”
“Yes, looks like he realized he was in the wrong house. It looks like he’s thinking, where am I & what’s that beeping noise. Lol!”
“It even sounds like he drops a set of keys when the door opens… maybe he was trying to use his keys just at the wrong house!”
“I’m sure he took the shoe off so there is no print to leave behind. Dumb and smart all at the same time”
“I’m doubting he’s drunk. He kicked the door in with his socked foot. No shoe print on the door. Smartest dumb guy I’ve seen in a while.”