A mother was horrified when the “man with a shining torch” she believed was an imaginary figure in her 3-year-old son’s nightmares turned out to be a real intruder outside their home.
The boy’s parents thought he was imagining things when he woke up in the middle of the night complaining about “a man with a shining torch” outside his window. But chilling CCTV images revealed it was all real.
Melissa Rodrigues thought her little boy had an overactive imagination, but when her husband noticed footprints in the frost outside their home, they decided to check the surveillance video they had installed just days before. The chilling images below shocked them.
The man was caught on camera.Image; Video frame
The incident occurred in Wellington, New Zealand. After catching the perpetrator on film, the parents called the police who searched the garden before tracking down a 15-year-old boy, according to media reports.
Photo: Video frame
According to the police, the boy was arrested and referred to a youth offending institution.
This teaches us a valuable lesson: no matter how far fetch it sounds, we need to listen to our children before assuming it’s just their imagination.
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