PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pasco County deputies have arrested a man they say broke into a home early Thursday morning in Holiday.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, a man between 40 to 60 years old broke into the home located on Flora Avenue.
Homeowner Jacqueline Eisinga says something woke her up and she instantly knew something was wrong.
“I turned and saw my daughter’s door open and I was like, no, no, no, her room is never open,” Eisinga said.
Security camera video from inside her home shows a man enter her daughter’s bedroom, come out and appear to start taking off his pants. Eisinga screamed and the man ran.
“The person literally ran. Like, I watched him run right past,” said Eisinga.
That’s when her husband Daniel Roles woke up.
“So, I got woken up to my wife screaming my daughter’s name. Somebody was in our house,” Roles said.
He immediately started chasing the man.
“I went and saw my garage door was open, my side door was broken and my gate was open. I just walked around my house and I didn’t see anybody out. I came back in and I called 911,” Roles said.
When he looked at the security video, he knew it could have ended much worse.
“It gives me the goosebumps man. It’s supposed to be a safe place and this guy is in my house snooping around my kids and family,” Roles said.
News of the home invasion spread quickly around the neighborhood — people who live in the area are now on high alert.
Shron Porter lives here with her daughter and young cousin she’s taken a close look at this video and isn’t taking any chances.
“I’m glad I got the dogs in the garage. So that way I don’t have to worry about that. If somebody do walk up, they are going to alert me and let me know. So I get up every time. “
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the man on their social media pages.