One of the odd things about selling your house is that, suddenly, real estate agents from all over can get inside when you’re not there, because your key is in a lockbox near the front door. If you’ve ever been paranoid about what happens when you’re not there, you may (or may not) want to watch this surveillance video posted Monday by Arlington police and fully reported by ARLNow.com. Because it’s pretty creepy.
The hidden camera appears to catch a man going through some drawers of women’s clothing, examining and pocketing some of it. The homeowner told Scott Brodbeck of ARLNow that he and his wife, who live on the 4100 block of 11th Street North, were out of town when it happened on Feb. 9, and that a Dropcam video camera in plain sight captured the incident.
Arlington police later arrested Stephen Brumme, 60, of Silver Spring, and he was charged with burglary and possession of burglar’s tools (a key to the lockbox?). Police said his real estate license was immediately suspended. But the episode made police wonder: Is your house for sale? Are you missing any underwear? Or anything else, for that matter? Then call Detective Timothy Parsons at 703-228-4372. If you’re not too creeped out already.