VIDEO: Attempted Lake View Break-In Caught On Camera; Homeowner Questions Police Response

An alleged intruder tries unsuccessfully to kick his way into
a Lake View home early Saturday morning. Full video HERE.

UPDATE: A woman waited more than 10 minutes for police to arrive this morning after a man broke into her Lake View apartment and tried to get into bed with her. Story here.
A home surveillance camera captured footage of a man attempting to kick in a Lake View family’s door early Saturday morning and the homeowner sent the video to CWB.

I am contacting you because the police did not respond to my neighbors 911 call to the police Saturday morning to report a guy trying to kick in my door [in the area of Racine and Barry].   

Unfortunately I was not home but my in-laws were home with my two infant children while this occurred. I cant believe that they didn’t respond.  

Thank god he didn’t make it into my house…

Oh, no he didn’t! (Oh, yes, he did.)

This guy climbed over a locked gate to get on the porch in front of my home. He smashed a plant on the porch and proceeded to take a dump in a 5 gallon pail before he tried to kick my door in.  

He left my yard and jumped over my neighbors fence and destroyed her backyard and broke into her garage.  He was in my yard for at least 5 minutes and my neighbors for about the same amount of time.  10 minutes should have been enough time for the police to respond to a in-progress 911 call.

We’ve uploaded the complete video. The action begins about two minutes into the video – after the man wraps up a leisurely “deposit.”

We have also sought comment from the CPD regarding the handling of 911 calls in this case.

Latest additions to the list of neighborhood break-ins:

  • Friday, 3300 block of Clifton.
  • Saturday, 900 block of Addison.
  • Saturday, 3500 block of Greenview.
  • Sunday, 3200 block of Sheffield. 
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