A mother and grandmother in Indiana are appealing for the public’s help after a man apparently forced his way into their home before climbing into bed with two little girls. Video surveillance dated October 31 allegedly captured the suspect lurking around the home before peering into windows.
The mother of the girls, Veronica Mildenberg, told The Indy Channel that her two daughters, ages 6 and 10, were sound asleep when the unidentified perp crawled into their bed. The older girl then “woke up and screamed” at what she reportedly witnessed.
“He must have climbed up the stairwell and got in bed with her,” Mildenberg told the news station. “That’s when she hollered for her grandma. He woke her up because he touched her leg.”
The incident reportedly began at about 1:45 a.m., when the man first appeared on the surveillance system. After looking into the windows of the home, located on New York Street in Indianapolis, the family said he “climbed through a kitchen window with a broken lock.”
The young girls’ grandma, Robin Marcun, told the outlet that she rushed to the bedroom after hearing her granddaughter’s cries for help—and was stunned at what she witnessed.
“I happen to look in, I thought I was freaking out, I seen a grown person,” Marcun said. “When I got to the door handle, he jumped out at me.”
Marcun asked the man what he was doing in her home, to which he apparently claimed that she had let him into the residence and said he “could stay all night.”
“I said, ‘you really need to get out of my house, I don’t know who you are, I’ve never seen you,'” the grandmother reportedly replied.
The family spoke about the fear that the alleged incident instilled in them after the alleged incident occurred.
“I remember my daughter waking up saying, ‘mommy, someone touched me, a man touched me,’ screaming and crying,” Mildenberg told The Indy Channel.
“Ever since then, it’s like if I hear a noise I’m completely awake,” Marcun said. “Is he going to be out there watching me? Is he coming back or what? It’s a scary situation.”
As an added safety measure, the family said they will now be adding extra safety alert systems to the home.
Anyone with possible tips or information regarding the suspect is urged to call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.
[Feature photo: video screengrab/The Indy Channel]