Vandal caught on camera destroying Anderson home

This photo, taken from home surveillance video, shows a man destroying a substantial amount of a home in the 2300 block of County Road 360 North in Madison County Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019. (photo courtesy Madison County Sheriff's Office)
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ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) — The Madison County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man they say burglarized and severely vandalized a home Sunday morning.

Police say security video shows a man destroying a substantial amount of the home in the 2300 block of County Road 360 North.

In-home security video indicates the suspect was in the home for three hours. Police say the suspect took two shotguns, tools and a toolbox.

The homeowners were gone when the man did the damage. They did not want to be identified, but hope their home security camera will help someone recognize the vandal and call police.​

"I've seen vandalism in my business, but this is a little extreme. I mean, to walk around for a couple hours and just bang on things. I don't have a clue. I wish I did," said the husband of the house.

"I was terrified and then I felt violated. And then I noticed that he was there for as long as he was. I could have easily come in at any given time," his wife said.

The couple doesn't recognize the man and can't think of anyone holding a grudge against them.

"I hope to goodness that he just came random and this was just a weird act that he did. But the way that it is, I'm thinking there's something going on here," the woman said.

A neighbor just a few hundred yards away did not hear or see anything Sunday morning.

"To smash the place like he did, every toilet, it's bizarre. Normal robbers don't come in and demolish your house," said neighbor Dreathia Lawson.

Upstairs, downstairs, bedrooms, bathrooms, the Jeep in the garage, the pool out back - all destroyed. The homeowners want this man captured and want to know why.

"I'm just kind of blindsided. I don't know what to think. I really do not. But I'll get even more improved cameras and alarms so this won't happen again," the husband said.

Anyone with information about the man seen in the picture is asked to call investigators at 765-649-8310. Callers can remain anonymous.

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