A woman named Hannah Viverette from Hagerstown, Maryland, was filming a TikTok video of her dancing in her apartment when a stalker climbed onto her second floor balcony and opened the back door.
Viverette released the video along with a series of photos on her Facebook feed which revealed additional details about the stalker.
According to The Hagerstown Police Department, they arrested a suspect named Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez. The 36-year-old suspect was charged with third and fourth-degree burglary, second-degree assault, stalking, and malicious destruction of property. However, he was released on bail a few days later.
Viverette says that she was alone in her apartment last Sunday at around 10:20 pm listening to music and recording herself dancing.
“In a moment with my eyes closed, I heard my second story balcony door begin to open. Startled, I immediately moved towards the door to close it, only to realize there was a man behind the force,” she said.
She said that the man who broke into her home was a person that she noticed lurking around her building recently. She said that she hadn't spoken to him before, but he made her feel uncomfortable in the past by being creepy from afar.
“A man that has made a point to watch me and make many uncomfortable advances at me from a distance, for months now,” she said.
She says that when she saw him on her balcony she knew that she was in danger.
“I knew he was there to harm me. He kept his hands in the pockets of his hoodie with a smirk on his face,” she said.
In the video, she can be heard asking the intruder who he is and begging him to get out, before she pointed her camera towards him and ran to a neighbors house for help.
The man backed out of the door and disappeared as soon as he realized that she had run for help.
She said that after going back into her apartment she discovered that the intruder unplugged the Christmas lights that were tightly wrapped around her balcony post, and had cut approximately 2 feet of cord from it.
In her online posts, Viverette shared the man's information and asked other women in the area who had issues with him to come forward.
“This cannot be the first attempt he’s ever made to act on stalker behavior. If anyone knows ANYTHING about this man or have ever felt/been uncomfortable/harassed, assaulted in ANY way by him, PLEASE SPEAK UP!! I refuse to live in fear and I refuse to let him continue doing this to me or ANYONE,” her post read.
The Hagerstown Police Department issued a statement saying that even though Rodriguez-Gomez can be seen on video evidence, he has still not been found guilty yet.
“While there is a video of this incident posted on many social media platforms, the Hagerstown Police Department would like to reiterate that Rodriguez-Gomez is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law,” the statement read.
The footage can be viewed below: