Milwaukee man catches car break-in attempt on camera

Posted at 6:25 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 07:25:08-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man woke up to a frightening alert on his phone when his home camera detects motion in his driveway. 

“It was a rush," Chee Vang said. “I don’t know how to explain it. I was scared. My heart was beating."

Chee Vang admits he’s had thieves rifle through his car before. Just two weeks ago it happened while his unlocked car was parked in his driveway. This time, the doors were locked and Vang caught the break-in attempt on camera.

“I knew that this was something unusual," Vang said. "Usually [the camera system] doesn’t text me in the middle of the night like this, and I knew having this happen before to my car that it was probably something bad."

According to Vang, there have been a number of break-ins in his neighborhood lately, but he’s not sure why he’s been targeted twice. It’s something he describes as unnerving and said quite frankly the situation has him and his family on edge.

“Usually [break-ins happen] somewhere else, not around here," he said. "When something like this happens here it’s very unsettling. I feel very exposed."

Vang said he did call Milwaukee police and they did do a sweep of his neighborhood near Florist and Appleton. Vang isn't sure if police caught the guy, but he thinks if more people in his neighborhood invested in cameras like his it might deter this kind of crime.