A woman who lives on Chicago’s North Side has recounted a terrifying encounter on Saturday in which she said a man was filmed trying to break into her apartment.
“I mean my heart was beating outside of my chest, to be honest,” Remey Rozin said. “I didn’t know what to think, like, what are you trying to do?”
Rozin, who lives near Clark Street and Racine Avenue, told NBC 5 she woke up early Saturday to an alert on her phone that someone was at her back door.
“I have no idea if he was drunk, trying to do something stupid, or if he had other intentions,” she said. “But I’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to sit around and wait to find out.”
Seconds later, the man is seen climbing the ladder trying to reach the roof, while Rozin watches him on his phone.
“My knee-jerk reaction was to turn on the microphone, the audio on the Ring camera and yell at him,” she said.
Rozin is heard on video yelling at the man to get off the ladder. The man, surprised by what he heard, descended the ladder and then began to run.
“I’ll be honest, I’m surprised I didn’t insult him,” she said. “My adrenaline was so high back then.”
NBC 5 decided not to show the man’s face because he has not been charged with a crime.
Rozin warns neighbors to be on the lookout and credits the camera she installed just months ago with alerting her to the individual.
“It was the best money I’ve spent in a long time, and you know, it could have totally saved us,” she said. “If he had been on the roof, who knows what would have happened.”
Rozin filed a police report and the incident is still being investigated by Area Three detectives.
Police said if you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call law enforcement.