‘You feel violated’: Surveillance footage shows person inside snowbird’s home


John Wilsbach is on a mission after opening security camera footage of a stranger inside his Marco Island home.

The man is shown wearing sunglasses and camouflaged pants walking from room to room, but police said the man did not remove or take anything.

“It’s a churning in your stomach you feel violated,” Wilsbach said.

The Marco Island Police Department encouraged anyone with information to come forward, and offered several tips to protect your home while away:

  • Have a good watch system with neighbors
  • Lock your home
  • Trim shrubs around your home so potential intruders can’t hide
  • Have a reliable alarm system
  • Don’t showcase valuables in the window
  • Don’t post on social media saying you’ll be out of town
  • Stop newspaper deliveries while you’re away
  • Set timers for lights

WINK News reporter Hannah Vogel spoke with neighbors about the incident in the quiet neighborhood. Watch the full segment above.

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