BEAVERTON, Ore. (KPTV/Meredith) – An Oregon woman said her dash camera captured the moment a man broke into her car and then ran away after he realized he was being recorded.
The woman said she wants to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, but she wants his face to get as much attention as possible.
She said the dash camera caught the man getting into her car just after midnight Tuesday in Beaverton. After he noticed the camera, the suspect hurried out of the car.
"I laughed so hard at the shock on his face when that light came on," the woman said. "It was priceless. I couldn’t stop laughing, I played it over and over.”
There appears to be other people outside the vehicle who also run away.
She didn’t realize she’d left the front door unlocked until she found it wide open. The glove box and center console were open too.
She said this kind of thing is exactly why she bought the camera in the first place. For anyone interested, that camera is called an Owlcam, which retails for about $300.
“You set off an alarm and it scares them away, you’ve kept your thing, but you don’t have any proof of who did what. I want to know who, so that’s why I got it,” she said. “I just wanted to make sure I got a really good look at him."
Beaverton Police are looking into the break-in.