After This Dad Heard Strange Noises In The Attic, Cameras Caught A Neighbor Secretly Watching Them

An unexpected creak in the night can scare even the steadiest of property owners. Usually, it’s an innocuous noise, the sound of the furnace kick-starting or a drip of water falling through a pipe. One Pittsburgh couple probably assumed they were hearing the same sort of house-related din as they slept at night – at least, at first.

But as the noise continued, they realized it was something more sinister – and they knew they had to do something about it. So, they installed a camera to see just where the noise was coming from. When they played the footage back, they couldn’t believe the terrifying images. Their neighbor appeared to be secretly spying on them.

Before their frightening revelation, Jerome and Ashley Kennedy were just like any other couple in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

They lived with their ten-month-old daughter, Regan, in an historic home in the city.

Robert Havrilla, 69, lived in the house next door. The couple described him as “very reclusive.”

Though their neighbor often “kept to himself,” the Kennedys would become very familiar with him in time – and in one of the worst ways imaginable. It all started in July 2017 when Jerome heard noises coming from the bedroom ceiling.

Then, things got even stranger: he saw a light coming through a pipe in the bedroom. “I saw the light right through there,” he told camera crews as he pointed out the spot. He said the light appeared to be “searching for a place to look through.”

Making matters worse, Jerome shared the bedroom not only with his wife, but also with their daughter’s crib. As he continued to see and hear strange things, the man of the house decided to take matters into his own hands and set up the camera.

Even without video footage, Jerome was sure of what was going on. “I knew someone was up there,” he said. As for their reason for being there, he told CBS Pittsburgh, “The only thing I can assume is he’s watching my baby, my wife or myself.”

Less than a month after Havrilla’s arrest, he appeared in court with his lawyer Anthony Jackson. The legal professional spoke for his client, telling CBS Pittsburgh, “I think it will come out soon that he did not have a malicious intent at all.”
Jackson went on to say, “I think it was an innocent situation that is getting drug out a little further than it should, but that will come out soon.” Unsurprisingly, the Kennedys do not see Havrilla’s actions in that light at all.

Jerome’s wife Ashley fought back tears as she described to Inside Edition what it felt like to see her neighbor invading her privacy. “We have no idea what has been going on inside our own home,” she said.

Her husband felt the same way. “It’s very disheartening to feel violated in this way that somebody can come in and disrupt the sanctity of my home,” he told CBS Pittsburgh. “It’s indescribable,” he added.

Even the family’s attorney, Jack Goodrich, couldn’t believe Havrilla’s audacity. “It’s scary to think somebody can be that intrusive in somebody’s home. In my humble opinion, he was waiting for the creep show,” he told Inside Edition.

As for the Kennedys, well, they now need to wait for justice to take its course. Few could blame them for hoping their neighbor is punished, though. At least then they might feel safe sleeping in their own home once again.



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