A couple of days after a security camera in a family home in Florida captured footage of a man allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle from a nearby driveway, the homeowner has reportedly alerted authorities to the incident.
The surveillance camera has since been deleted, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The camera caught the man entering a home on the 100 block of East 12th Street, near the intersection of North 14th Street and North 17th Street.
Police told the newspaper that the homeowner alerted them when she saw the man leaving the house around 2:30 a.m.
Saturday, and the homeowner called police.
When officers arrived at the house, they found a man hiding behind a nearby bush, and they said they saw him attempting to get into a vehicle.
He allegedly tried to take a vehicle and fled on foot, but officers quickly apprehended him and brought him to the station.
The man is now facing a number of charges, including grand theft auto, burglary, attempted carjacking, and resisting arrest, according to the newspaper.
He was also cited for driving under the influence.
The Tampa Bay Police Department said in a statement that it is “aware of a report of a security video camera” at the home, which is in the neighborhood.
“Our primary focus is to assist the homeowner and her family in any way possible, including contacting the local police department,” the department said in the statement.