Man Breaks Into Philly Home, Stays for Hours Without Stealing Anything, Police Say

“Kill me please,” the man says in surveillance video. “Well, someone should kill me.”

What to Know

  • A man was captured on surveillance video breaking into a Philadelphia home and staying for hours Sunday morning.
  • The homeowners told NBC10 the man didn't steal anything. He's caught on video saying, "kill me please," and "well, someone should kill me."
  • The couple believes the man was drunk and trying to find a place to sleep. If you know his identity, call Philadelphia police.

An investigation is underway after a man was caught on surveillance video breaking into a Philadelphia home and staying for hours without taking anything while the homeowners were away.

The unidentified man first arrived at the home on the 4000 block of Mitchell Street around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Home surveillance video shows the man who appears to be lost and is heard talking to himself.

“Kill me please,” the man says. “Well, someone should kill me.”

The man first tries to use a credit card to unlock the door. The video then shows him taking out his phone and sitting down before breaking through a window.

“He pushed up the screen on this window,” the homeowner told NBC10. “Glass window that was locked.”

The woman and her husband, who were in Brigantine, New Jersey, at the time, noticed activity on their security cameras once the man broke in. The woman said the man didn’t leave until after 8 a.m. Sunday. He then re-entered the home an hour later around 9 a.m. before leaving again at 9:03 a.m., police said.

The couple said they returned home and spoke with police. They also don’t believe the man stole anything.

“Honestly it looks like he was drunk, trying to find a place to sleep,” the woman said.

The couple washed all their sheets and blankets and wiped everything down. They’re hoping police catch the man and that he comes forward and pays for their broken window.

“I hope that he sees this or somebody shows it to him and he realizes he did a really stupid thing, come forward, apologize and realize this could have gone down in a much worse way had we been home,” the woman said.

If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia police.

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