'Creeper Ghost' Stands Above Sleeping Couple

Police are investigating
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2016 2:25 PM CDT

When Jordan Buranskas couldn't find her purse last week, her boyfriend Jack Mackercher suggested they look at the footage from the surveillance camera in their Chicago home for a clue. They discovered that the purse had been stolen. And even worse, they saw that the apparent thief had stood above them on a loft for about 15 minutes as they slept on a couch below around 3am, DNA Info reports. At first, Mackercher thought the figure wearing a white hoodie at the top of the stairs in the video was Buranskas. It wasn't. "So that's when you go flush and start to freak out a little bit," Mackercher tells ABC 7. It appears as though the intruder was watching what was on Netflix as the couple slept.

The man, who stole just the purse from the home, likely used a back fire escape to access an unlocked sliding door that provides access to the master bedroom, WGN reports. There have been other reports of the thief—dubbed the Creeper Ghost—wandering from home to home. And over the past several weeks, there have been multiple robberies in the Bucktown neighborhood. Police say they are investigating. According to NBC Chicago, a person of interest in the case was detained on Friday, but then released. (This burglary suspect died after being bound with duct tape before police arrived.)

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