Baby monitor captures intruder in woman’s bedroom
LAYTON, Utah – The Layton City Police Department is hoping the public can help identify an intruder who’s seen in baby monitor video walking past a sleeping infant and then standing next to a sleeping mother and exposing himself.
“It appears that his intent was some sort of gratification from being in the room and doing what he was doing,” said Layton City Police Lt. Travis Lyman. “He was standing right next to the mattress, just right next to the bed where she was asleep.”
The video shows the man was inside the home, located in the area of 2500 E. and 200 S. in Layton, around 3:40 a.m. Monday. The camera, which was pointed at the couple’s 8-month-old baby’s crib, captured the man in the master bedroom for several minutes, police said.
“The person really seemed to know his way around our room,” said the 27-year-old woman, who did not want to reveal her identity.
Besides the baby, the couple’s 2-year-old daughter and two adult female relatives were asleep elsewhere in the home when the intrusion occurred.
“He walked right past my son, and he could have just picked him up—and my son is at the age where if someone picked him up he wouldn’t cry—he could have just taken him,” the mother of two said. “That’s what really scared me the most.”
While she’s grateful her children were not harmed in the incident, the woman says she’s left trying to process the fact that she appears to be the target of the man’s sexual act.
“I just felt violated,” she said. “I don’t understand why, like out of thousands, why me?”
In watching the video, the couple worries that this may not have been the first time the man entered their basement apartment.
“That’s what’s worrisome to us, that it could potentially be someone who we know and this has been happening under our nose,” said the husband, adding that they believe the man may have known the garage code and used it to get inside.
While the camera did not capture the intruder’s face, police hope the public will recognize him. He’s described as having a thin build, wearing dark jeans, slip-on shoes, sweatshirt, and a wedding band. He’s also holding an iPhone with a case that has a cutout revealing the Apple logo on the back.
“The way he moves, his mannerisms, he had some fairly unique looking slip-on shoes,” Lt. Lyman said of some of the suspect’s identifying features.
“What if (he) was taking pictures of me?” the woman said. “I feel like that’s taken from me; my privacy of my body should be mine alone.”
The couple says they hope the man is caught so that they can have answers and then move on with their lives. They also don’t want him to have the opportunity to terrorize another family.
“Get mental help so that this doesn’t happen again,” the husband said.
“Give us the opportunity to forgive,” the wife added.
Anyone with information is urged to call Layton police at 801-497-8300.
In a KSL 5 TV Facebook poll, 55 percent of voters said they have never changed their garage code. Police say that’s how the Layton intruder may have gotten in.
Please watch the video above as KSL Investigator and Former FBI spokeswoman Debbie Dujanovic shows us how easy it is to change your garage code, and how often you should.