A landlord in Connecticut was caught on camera entering his tenant’s apartment multiple times and rifling through the woman and her daughter’s belongings, police said.
According to the tenant, police said, Jorge Orellana-Arias “entered her unoccupied apartment without permission” several times. She barricaded doors in their apartments after she first became suspicious of the alleged trespassing in early May but he then used another entrance, according to authorities.
The woman bought and hid cameras to catch whoever was breaking in and captured video of her landlord, Orellana-Arias, police said.
“She stated that the camera caught Orellana-Arias entering her apartment through a side door, before proceeding to both bedrooms where he would locate female underwear,” police said, according to the Hartford Courant. “The video, which was provided to officers, shows Orellana-Arias bringing female garments to his nose, apparently in an effort to sniff them.”
On another occasion, police said, the suspected intruder didn’t know his tenant’s daughter was there by herself when he allegedly let himself inside.
“On that occasion, Orellana-Arias appeared to be startled when he saw the daughter and exited the apartment immediately,” police said.
After an investigation, East Haven police arrested Orellana-Arias and charged him with third-degree burglary before freeing him on $25,000 bond.