by Kim Powell
MIDLAND - It can be a homeowner's worst nightmare--a stranger lurking in your backyard, peeking through windows. It's what one Midland family has been dealing with since October.
"We want this guy in jail because we all have kids and families and wives and we want this guy locked up so he doesn't hurt anybody, so it doesn't escalate," Sergeant Jimmy Young with the Midland Police Department said.
A friend of the family, who didn't want to speak on camera, says the woman could hear something in her backyard when her husband was away at work. When the problem didn't seem to stop, they eventually decided to put up surveillance cameras. After hearing more noise in her backyard on January 6th, they took a look at the footage but were terrified when their nightmare came true.
"It's great footage and I'm sure somebody out there knows who he is and my goal is to identify him, get a warrant, and put him in jail," Sgt. Young said.
In the surveillance video, you can see the man on different occasions wandering through their backyard and coming up to the windows. Police say he was committing inappropriate actions. The family has since moved out of their house on Comanche Drive, and Midland Police are asking for the public's help in finding this man.
"We all want to keep our community safe, so we all just need to work together and let's get this guy caught," Sgt. Young said.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30's to early 40's. In the video, he is usually wearing a hooded jacket with a "JB" logo on it. He will be facing criminal trespassing and public lewdness charges.