Jerome Kennedy and his wife Ashley have a 10-month old baby girl who sleeps next to them in a crib in their bedroom. Night after night the couple heard odd noises at night but didn’t think much of it. At first, they thought it had to do with bad weather but when the couple began hearing the noises on clear nights they got concerned. The parents decided to set up a security camera to see what the noises were and when they went back to check the video they were shocked.
The parents decided to set up a security camera to see what the noises were and when they went back to check the video they were shocked.
The house next door — connected by a wall — was being renovated at the time. Jerome and Ashley thought an animal of some sort had worked its way into their attic, but they could never find it during the day.
The night after the camera was installed, the couple heard sounds again. They tried to sleep, but couldn’t shake the feeling that they were being watched.
The next day, Jerome checked the tape and was stunned by what he saw. There was a man in their attic, watching Jerome, Ashley, and their baby sleep.
The man was 69-year-old Robert Havrilla, the owner of the building next door to the Kennedys. He had removed the insulation on the Kennedy’s side and created a false wall, allowing him to enter and exit the home when he pleased.
It didn’t appear that Havrilla stole anything while he was in their home. He was there to watch, which is far creepier.
Before catching him on camera, Jerome had noticed a few holes in the wall that the two share. Havrilla claimed that this was due to construction, but Jerome knows better now, after catching his neighbor red-handed.
“It’s very disheartening to feel violated in this way that somebody can come in and disrupt the sanctity of my home, it’s indescribable,” Kennedy said. “It’s extremely creepy.”
Havrilla is facing a number of charges. His lawyer is claiming that he never meant to cause any harm but the Kennedy’s aren’t buying it.