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Man in a ski mask caught on homeowner's camera, KCSO says no crime committed

Posted at 11:36 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 02:36:13-05

A northwest Bakersfield resident is worried for his family's safety after catching a man in a ski mask on his home's security system.

Tuesday morning, Robert Do got a notification about unusual activity outside of his home. When he looked at his home's security cameras, he was surprised to see a man in a ski mask trying to enter his backyard.

"I couldn't believe it," said Do.

The surveillance video shows the man in the ski mask leaving almost immediately after gaining access to the Do family's backyard. Do says something must have scared him off.

Do says he reported the incident to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

KCSO says the incident was not a burglary because the masked man did not break into anything. Nor would they classify it as trespassing since the suspicious man never enters the backyard. KCSO adds that it is not illegal to wear a ski mask.

Do shared his pictures and videos on Facebook and says he received several responses from people who claimed to have similar experiences with a similar looking man.