– Someone with the mask on started to terrorize people in small town in USA
– Neighbors are now afraid for their families’ lives and keeping a close eye out
– Police are investigating the case trying to figure out was it a single person or a new gang
The whole story started with a text message Preston Patteson, head of his neighborhood crime watch in Mesquite, Texas, received from his neighbor.
“So she had texted me saying, 'Somebody tried to get into my house,” said Patterson. “That really scared me and upset me with the mask. If they are teenagers or kids doing it, doing this sort of thing nowadays, I'm afraid they're going to get hurt first.”
Patterson claims the woman was home alone with her kids at the time when someone rang the doorbell and jiggled the doorknob. When other neighbors checked their security cameras for anything suspicious, they found a video of the masked prowler who was creepy watching all houses.
“Wow. The fact that they had a mask on, almost like stalked the camera and looked at the camera,” said neighbor Olden Hatcher. “I was like, that's bold.”
“We haven't found any links to any other burglaries or incidents going on,” said Sgt. Joseph Thompson with the Mesquite Police Department. “It's isolated -- a single male as far as we know at this point. This is not the neighborhood you want to mess with,” said Hatcher. “This is not the one.”
As police continue their investigation neighbors are keeping a close eye out and making sure they alert each other to any suspicious activity.