CREEPY: Seminole County Sheriff's Office asking public's help in IDing man trying to get into Longwood woman's home through pool area

Photos and video for Headline Surfer / Above, Surveillance footage and snapshots from the video show an unidentified man lurking in a woman's backyard and once inside the screened-in pool area, was shown peeking into windows and trying to open a locked door. Realizing he wouldn't be able to get inside without trying to break down the door, he walked off the property and disappeared into the night.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

LONGWOOD, FLA. -- Talk about creepy! Some guy was trying to get inside a Longwood-area woman's home through the pool area, looking into windows and trying to open a door once inside the screened-in porch surrounding the pool under the cover of darkness, a Seminolw County Sheriff's official said.

Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying this residential burglary suspect, whose attempts to break in were caught on surveillance cameras on the premises. The investigation began that very night on July 23, when deputies responded to a residence on Northridge Drive in unincorporated Longwood.

"Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the victim who provided images of a suspect who walked into her screened in pool/patio," SCSO spokeswoman Kim Canaday told Headline Surfer.

"Once inside the screen porch he looked in a window and attempted to open doors leading into the home. The suspect did not gain entry into the home and nothing was stolen."

 The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build and dark hair. He was seen wearing a light colored “Mastercraft” brand t-shirt, unknown color shorts and tennis shoes. 

Man trying to break into Longwood, FL woman's home / Headline SurferSeminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying this residential burglary suspect, whose attempts to break in were caught on surveillance cameras on the premesis. The investigation began that very night on July 23, when deputies responded to a residence on Northridge Drive in unincorporated Longwood.

"Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the victim who provided images of a suspect who walked into her screened in pool/patio," SCSO spokeswoman Kim Canaday told Headline Surfer. "Once inside the screen porch he looked in a window and attempted to open doors leading into the home. The suspect did not gain entry into the home and nothing was stolen."

The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build and dark hair. He was seen wearing a light colored “Mastercraft” brand t-shirt, unknown color shorts and tennis shoes. 

The Sheriff's Office reminds residents to follow these safety tips to avoid becoming a burglary victim:

• Call 911 immediately to report suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles.

• Always lock doors, windows and sliding glass doors, even when you are home.

• If you are at home and the doorbell rings, go to the door to investigate who is there and let them know that a person is inside.

Cash reward for info leading felony arrest of suspect:
Anyone with information on this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Seminole County Sheriff's Office at 407-665- 6650 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 dollars.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.