A landlord in East Haven, Connecticut has been arrested after he was caught breaking into a tenant’s home and going through her and her daughter’s underwear.
NBC Connecticut reports Jorge Orellana-Arias, 38, was charged Thursday with third-degree burglary after entering the tenant’s unoccupied apartment and trying to sniff her underwear. She told police that she caught Orellana-Arias on several occasions entering her apartment when no one was home without permission.
After setting up hidden cameras in an attempt to catch him in the act, the tenant was able to capture Orellana-Arias entering her apartment through a side door, going into the bedrooms, finding female underwear, and bringing them to his nose, apparently in an effort to sniff them.
The woman also told police that on at least one occasion, Orellana-Arias went into her apartment “while her daughter was home alone” and that he “appeared to be startled when he saw the daughter and exited the apartment immediately.”
After officials viewed the video footage, the East Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division further investigated the case and ultimately applied for an arrest warrant.
Orellana-Arias was taken into custody Friday and was charged and released on a $25,000 bond. He’s due back in court Sept. 14.