IMPD investigating possible Franklin Township ‘creeper’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- IMPD is looking for a man who neighbors say is creeping around their homes.

In the latest case, the man was caught on a home surveillance camera early Friday morning.

“I don’t think that he’s going to stop,” said the homeowner whose home camera captured the video. “I don’t think he has any intention of stopping until he is caught.”

The woman says a man has tried to get into her family’s house three different times.

“When I first saw that video, I was a little creeped out,” she said. “But I thought actually, I kind of talked myself out of that.”

That was the first time. Yesterday, just a month later, she woke up to this new video, shot at 3:12 a.m.

“My stomach dropped,” she remembered, “because I knew it was the same guy.”

This time, in the video, you can hear the man not only pushing on the locked handle, but then trying to punch in the code. Unsuccessful, he walks away, only to try again four minutes later.

“You feel violated, even though he didn’t get in the house,” she said.

The homeowner filed a police report. Then, she posted pictures to the Franklin Township Chat Facebook page to try to find the man.

“I saw the video and I immediately got tears in my eyes and felt like I was going to throw up,” said a family friend who saw the video on Facebook. “I immediately just called her because I knew that was the guy who broke into our home.”

This friend says on August 7, 2015, a man walked into their unlocked home and into her daughter’s bedroom, while her daughter slept. She believes that man and his car, which you see here, are a perfect match to the ones in the videos.

“It was a white, crossover-type, SUV-type thing,” the friend said, recounting the incident. “My son chased him out to his vehicle. I was trying to open up his car door and I basically banged on his window six or seven times, so I was pretty close to him and then he drove away.”

Others are also reaching out to say they think they’ve seen the man before too.

“I’m getting phone calls and messages from people that I do know and love very much and people that I do not know at all sending messages, saying, ‘Mom to mom, we’re going to find this guy.’”

Both women say they know many families in the area will breathe a sigh of relief once officers find him.

“I hope that he doesn’t do this to any other girls or families because it’s really unnerving,” said the friend.

Police say they are investigating whether the report filed by the homeowner’s friend and others in the area are connected to the same man. Right now though, they consider the man a suspect only in this latest case and would like to talk to him. If you have any information, they ask you to call.