Naked burglar caught on camera entering California home
Suspect was arrested and is being held on $ 1 million bail.
Authorities in Southern California announced Wednesday the arrest of a man accused of stalking a teenage girl on the social media, breaking into her bedroom naked and masturbating for startling her awake.
They also warned there may be more victims.
The Fontana Police Department said in a press release the terrifying incident happened last Thursday at 2:42 a.m. when a resident called the police to report that a male intruder in her house. The woman told police her 13-year-old daughter found the man in her bedroom, “looming over her” and yelled, causing the man to walk out of the house.
Jonathan Emmanuel Ward, 21, was arrested for a similar incident in 2017.
The authorities were able to obtain surveillance video of the house, which showed that the man, later identified as 21-year-old Jonathan Emmanuel District of Fontana.
“The suspect looked directly into the camera and put his finger over his lips signaling to be quiet,” said the police.
Ward was arrested and later that day in his house, police said. After a conversation with him, police said they were able to identify additional potential victims who have not reported similar incidents.
Police believe that the District can be aimed at a dance studio where he was “in love with a number of young girls,” he then pointed to by viewing their social media accounts.
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The police said that the District may be aimed at a dance studio where he was “in love with a number of young girls,” he then pointed to by viewing their social media accounts.
“Ward was able to identify where the victims life as a result of photos that were posted on their social media accounts,” Officer Jay Sayegh of the Fontana Police Department said during a press conference. “Ward would enter the back yards, entering the house as he was able to get a non-secured door.”
Ward, who was arrested in connection with a similar case in 2017, was booked into the West Valley Detention Center on $ 1 million bail, police said.
A neighbor of the family was the target of Ward said last week during the press conference that he had come to her house, but never inside, because of locked doors and a dog.
“It’s very frightening,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said. “Our daughters are very afraid. All of them can not sleep in the night. None of them want to sleep alone.”
The woman said that the incident serves as a reminder that parents should always be aware of what their children are doing on social media, FOX11 reported.
“It’s a dangerous world,” she told reporters.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed