The video was published on YouTube on 31st of Dec, 2012 reads: “Video of three criminals breaking and entering my home.
At 00:15- Criminals 2 and 3 check the back yard area while criminal 1 rings the doorbell 4 times. Criminals then congregate in the back yard and try kicking the back door in one time.
At 1:36, Criminals 1 and 2 eventually kick in the door.
At 1:56- Interior video of Criminals 1, 2, 3 entering the back door.
At 5:10- Criminal 1 finally notices surveillance camera and covers his face. He proceeds to turn the camera towards the wall and eventually cuts the wire.
The video ends after the criminals pour liquid bleach into the camera DVR box, shorting the electronics and charring the cables.”
This video is trending on Reddit despite of the fact that it’s just been posted a few hours ago. Redditors are sharing their robbery stories in the comments as well.
One Redditor commented:
This struck home with me. Last night my wife and child were sick so we stayed home for a quiet night on the couch. At 11pm there's a knock on the door and my dog starts barking. About 15 feet away from the door I get up and go open it, walk out to the driveway and look around. Noone there. I go back inside for a flashlight and back out to check it out. I'm thinking it was probably kids messing around. Then I see the footprints in the snow around my house and gates..kinda looks like they were looking for a way in and checking to see if we were home. I've been thinking about installing cameras since then.
To which [–]MakingThings replied, “ My husband installed these himself. It really is not that expensive and it is nice to be able to check in on your house while you are gone. We can check these from our phones. Not that having them helped.”