FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Police are asking for your help to identify a man who was caught on camera looking into a family’s home in Fishers.
Police described it as a report of a Peeping Tom in the 14000 block of Meadow Lake Drive, near 141st Street.
Fishers police said the incidents happened on July 26 and Aug. 3 and 8. The homeowner told police he didn’t recognize the man and has no idea why his home is being targeted.
Neighbors told 24-Hour News 8 they saw police searching for the suspect early Tuesday morning.
Surveillance video provided by police shows a man wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt on two separate occasions at the front door of this family’s home. In the video, viewers can see the man looking through their window.
“It’s very alarming, nothing like this has ever happened as long as we lived here, so it’s very alarming,” said Mary Rogers, who has lived in the neighborhood for about 16 years.
Police said they were doing surveillance work when they saw the suspect, but he took off running into a neighbor’s yard.
“I went to go outside to let the dog out,” said Tammylnn Koch, a neighbor.
Koch lives on Mimosa Court. She said she had no idea what was going on when she went outside.
“I go lay in the hammock and just as it stopped swinging, you know, my dog starts growling and I look up and there’s this guy standing there,” she said.
She said she was at least 50 feet away from the suspect.
“I thought it was just one of the kids around the neighborhood, you know, just cutting through or whatever, and then when I heard ‘freeze, stop.’ That’s when I was like, oh, time to get up, and I left my blankets, shoes and all out there; I was gone,” she said.
Koch said she ran back into her house and from her upstairs window could see police searching for the suspect.
“All the cops with the red beam lights and they had spotlights just trying to chase him find out where he went. A couple of hours they had K9s (police dogs) out here,” she said. “Well, when the K9s came, they tracked him all the way from the side of my house to the front and all the way up to my door.”
Koch believe the suspect used her front porch as a hiding spot before taking off again. She said it’s only a matter of time before he’s caught.
“We know what everybody does. It’s not nosy; it’s the crime watch neighborhood. That’s what it’s about; if you see something, you call police,” she said.
Police said the homeowner installed a camera in the back of the house after the first incident.
Police have stepping up patrols in the neighborhood.
If you think you recognize the suspect, call Fishers police at (317) 595-3319.