A bald spot on the lawn led this father to a predator spying on his kids

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A father plans to add more lighting, and a motion sensor to keep his family safe, after a person was found spying into his home.

The Orange County father noticed something while he was mowing the lawn, according to a report by WFTV. He spotted a bald spot in the grass, under the window to a bedroom his two daughters, ages 8 and 11, share.

That night the father says he found a man outside the window, using a cinder-block to get a better view.


He said  the suspect, described as around six foot tall, ran and hopped a neighbor’s fence.

The father said he is upset by the thought of how many times the person must have visited for their to be a bald spot in the grass.

Now he doesn’t want the kids to practice their gymnastics outside.

Fingerprints were taken, according to deputies. Deputies also said they found a white napkin with DNA on it.

“It’s disgusting, it’s vile, it’s disgusting, there is no place in society for people like this,” said a neighbor. Another neighbor said he was just shocked.

“We’ve had two new neighbors, in the past 20 years,” he said, everyone knows one another.


  • Martha

    What a creep. Look through the sexual predators in your neighborhood on FDLE website. Then plant a few cactus under their windows.

  • sara

    “The father said he is upset by the thought of how many times the person must have visited for their to be a bald spot in the grass.”…. really? “Their”?

  • manlishi

    There is no reason for us to share this planet with child predators. This is a primal behavior that must be cured with hardcore punishment that sparks the fear of god in those that even consider it.

  • Ron Melancon

    Excellent dad! You did an excellent job to protect your family. In certain counties they wi press charges on parents who want to protect their Homes caused by others who continue to truspass on private homes

      • athynz

        Now I’m curious – what did Ron do to vandalize public property? Should the police be called to take care of this vandal? Seriously that would be karma…

  • Bill Krumpter

    Peeping Toms are everywhere. They come out at night when it is easy to see into a lighted room.
    Always have curtains on bedroom & unfrosted bathroom windows, even upstairs if there are trees near your house. Make sure they are always closed at night.
    If you can’t afford a camera security system, then use a couple of night ivision hunting cameras to record anyone peeping in your windows. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!!

  • John H.

    Another prevention tactic is to have a couple dogs. My 2 dogs can be sound asleep inside, and if a squirrel or possum comes within a 1/4 mile of the house, they wake up, barking and chase the sucker. They have a protective instinct for what’s on their property.

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