Doorbell Camera Captures Moment "Somebody Set Our House on Fire"

Doorbell Camera Captures Moment “Somebody Set Our House on Fire”

A family in Arizona was able to record the moment a shirtless stranger set fire to a wreath hanging on their front door using their security camera.

A disheveled man is seen loitering in the doorway and then appears to light the wreath with a lighter while hidden from view in the video, which was captured by a Nest front door camera and has received over 700,000 views on TikTok.

It is still unknown why that particular house was targeted and why the fire was started. The police force in El Mirage, a suburb of Phoenix, confirmed to Newsweek that the man had lit the wreath on fire and that it had been supplied with the doorbell footage.

“We do have a possible lead on the subject and are working on further identification and apprehension,” According to El Mirage Police Department Lieutenant Jimmy Chavez.

Brittany Thee, who resides in the house and posted videos and still pictures of the man online in the hopes of identifying him, said the strange incident happened around 5 a.m. local time (8 a.m. ET) early on Saturday.

“We’re okay. A little shook, but otherwise fine,” she told a friend on Facebook. “Without a doubt, we’re going to purchase more cameras.”

A man is seen in one clip pulling his unbuckled shorts up as he stumbles through the walkway leading to the patio of the house. He sways and looks around, pulling something out of his pocket that is not visible in the shot.

He then presses the door camera, which causes a series of clicking noises before the porch is illuminated in an orange, flickering light and the man continues to stare at the door.

In a different video, the man can be seen stumbling around with his shorts flying off as flames are coming from the door, before turning around and walking back up the driveway.

“I’m terrified. I haven’t slept,” The local news station CBS 5 was informed by Thee on Sunday. “I visited my parents’ house with my daughter last night. Having her here didn’t make me feel at ease. We didn’t know if he would return.”

“Initially, of course, I felt very violated,” her husband, Tyler, said. “I thought that both my family’s safety and the security of my house were seriously in jeopardy. That was very personal to me.”

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Source: Newsweek

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