BUCKTOWN — Jack Mackercher was horrified to learn that while he and his girlfriend slept in their Bucktown duplex Monday morning, a stranger looked over them and watched. For 15 minutes.
After his girlfriend, Jordan, said her purse was missing, Mackercher reviewed home security footage (watch below), hoping it would show where she misplaced it. Instead, he said, he saw a hooded figure walk out of his upstairs bedroom and stare down at them while they slept on the couch below.
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"We realized what had happened, and we were both like, 'What the hell, is this real?'" Mackercher said. "It was really quite creepy, especially when you see that happen in your house."
The couple had fallen asleep on their couch watching Netflix, he said, and they neglected to lock the balcony door on their upper floor.
"Every other night we would have been in bed and kept it locked," Mackercher said. "You leave the door unlocked one time, and this is what happens."
The man didn't steal anything besides Jordan's purse, Mackercher said, but he stood motionless above them for a solid quarter of an hour.
It was especially bad timing, he later learned, because at least five of his neighbors near Armitage Avenue and Leavitt Street reported seeing a man wander from home to home that night. Multiple photos and videos of a bearded man, cloaked in a white hoodie, showed up on a neighborhood Facebook group the next day.
The face of a man in a hoodie was captured on multiple security cameras. Photo: Adam England
Apparently this guy was just walking around trying door handles all over the place," Mackercher said.
All the images were turned over to police, he added.
"This guy really needs to get caught," he said.
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