A woman has actually shared a TikTok video revealing the troubling moment a burglar supposedly burglarized her second-floor apartment while she was dancing in the house alone.
In the phone-recorded clip, Hannah Viverette, from Hagerstown, Maryland, can be seen dancing in her apartment to music on Sunday 22 November when a guy who apparently climbed onto her second-story veranda opened the door to her home.
After leaping in surprise, the video reveals Viverette walking over to her window and asking the burglar “Who are you?” numerous times.
Viverette then backs away as she continuously informs the burglar to “please get out,” with the man asking “Am I your friend?”
The recording likewise recorded the moment the male begins to get in Viverette’s house through the terrace door, at which point Viverette leaves the apartment through the main entryway and knocks on a neighbour’s door for help.
On TikTok, where Viverette captioned the clip: “That moment when you’re taping yourself dancing and your stalker climbs your second story veranda to break in,” the video has actually been viewed more than 26.3 m times.
In a press release, the Hagerstown Police Department determined the male as Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez, 36, and stated he had actually been charged with theft in the third- and fourth- degree, second-degree assault, stalking and malicious destruction of home.
Rodriguez-Gomez was launched on bail on 25 November, with the police department adding: “While there is a video of this event published on lots of social media platforms, the Hagerstown Police Department would like to repeat that Rodriguez-Gomez is presumed innocent till proven guilty in a law court.”
On Instagram, Viverette shared more details about the encounter, explaining that she identified Rodriguez-Gomez from her apartment building, where he resides in the structure across from hers.
Remembering how she ‘d walked over to the door to close it, only to realise there was a guy behind it, Viverette composed: “A face I had seen nearly daily in my apartment building location given that relocating, but never spoke a word to. A man that has actually made a point to watch me and make lots of uneasy advances at me from a distance, for months now.
” For so long I brushed it off, presuming him to ‘just be a creep’. It was the moment I came face to face with him at my door that I understood he was there to harm me.”
Referring to the incident as the “scariest moment of my life,” Viverette also asked her followers to share any info about experiences with Rodriguez-Gomez.
Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez was detained and charged with theft, assault, stalking and harmful damage of residential or commercial property (Hagerstown Police Department).
” This can not be the first attempt he’s ever made to act on stalker behaviour. If anyone understands ANYTHING about this guy or have ever felt/been uncomfortable/harassed, assaulted in ANY way by him, PLEASE SPEAK UP!” she wrote. “I decline to reside in fear and I refuse to let him continue doing this to me or ANYONE.”.
Speaking with The Independent, Viverette said she chose to share the video since her “perpetrator still walks freely in the apartment next door to me”.
She has actually since taken safety measures to guarantee her security, including only entering her home in the daytime and guaranteeing she is accompanied by someone else if she requires to enter in the night.
” I carry pepper spray everywhere I go and remain alert to my surroundings since,” she continued, adding that she is also checking out taking self-defense classes and moving out of her current house.
When it comes to the action to the viral video, which has actually consisted of countless supportive comments, Viverette said she is “entirely grateful”.
” Given that sharing, I am still mind blown,” she said. “I never ever expected it to go viral as it has, however am absolutely grateful.
” I have actually gotten thousands of messages and am doing my best to overcome them. Many are graciously an outpour of kind words, complete strangers sharing their concern and gratitude for my security,” as well as appreciation for how quickly she managed the “scary circumstance”.
On Sunday, Viverette published another video showing her dancing in her apartment or condo, this time with a bat plainly visible near the window.