Nightmare: Dad hears burglar on baby's monitor

Nightmare: Dad hears burglar on baby's monitor
Lt. Tim Watkins
Lt. Tim Watkins

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - It sounds like a scene from a horror movie: A Thomasville man heard a burglar breathing over his daughter's baby monitor.

The man and his family have been victims of multiple burglaries in the past couple months. And he says his house is one of many targets around the North Thomasville area.

"It's almost as if they're going around, checking doors and checking to see if anybody leaves their garage door up for some easy access to something, all over town," said the man who did not want to be identified.

He wants to remain anonymous to protect his neighbors from becoming victims as well.

"It makes you scared to sleep at night. I think I slept on the couch for about two months after that. It's a scary thing," the victim said.

He says burglars were able to steal his house keys from his unlocked car door one night-- and get away with a laptop, cash, and his wife's wedding ring. But it was a disturbing noise he heard that scared him the most.

"I heard something from my three-year-old's monitor so I ran in and checked on her. I didn't see anything, so I went back to bed. I woke up the next morning and her window was actually cracked."

Thomas County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Lieutenant Tim Watkins says it takes a team effort to keep neighborhoods safe. "If you see strange cars in the neighborhood, give the Sheriff's office a call. If you see strange people walking around the neighborhood during the day when you know they shouldn't be there, give the Sheriff's office a call."

This man and his neighbors are doing exactly that. They have started a neighborhood email alert system to keep neighbors in the know of any suspicious activity going on.

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