A family whose home was broken into twice appears to have taken matters into their own hands to nab the alleged robber, setting up a video camera as the first step.
What they captured was exactly how the burglar managed to enter their alarm-secured home.
An alleged burglar filmed squeezing his way through a window. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
Footage shows a baseball cap-wearing man squeezing through the tiny space between an air conditioner and the window frame. At several points, the man appears to get stuck as he continues to wriggle through inch by inch.
It is unclear where this event supposedly happened, but the YouTube user wrote that the video helped police catch the culprit. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
As he makes his way through the window, he looks around, probably trying to confirm the owners aren't home. He even took the precaution of wearing gloves so his prints wouldn't be left behind as evidence.
In less than 40 seconds, the burglar is fully inside the home.
The man did not take anything on this trip to the home, but reportedly had stolen items from the family before. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
The footage posted on YouTube by Edward Diffu, who said it was his family's home that was robbed, gave police enough information to identify the man.
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"Cops found him and got a full confession. Another crook off the streets," Diffu wrote.
On the social news site reddit, Diffu appears to have posted the video as well, going by the name itsonlymeman. He wrote that police were able to identify the man using mugshots on file from previous crimes.
He also noted that in this filmed incident, the man did not take any items because the home's motion detection system was tripped and he fled upon hearing the alarm. He had allegedly taken tech devices, jewelry and prescription drugs in previous incidents.
Once caught, itsonlymeman said cops "showed him the video and he instantly spilled the beans."
All this said, we would be remiss not to point out the potential for this video to be faked Jimmy Kimmel style.
It is unclear where this incident apparently happened, but it is not uncommon for burglars to enter homes using this technique.