LINDSAY, Calif. --Denise Ramirez has been losing sleep over the thought of someone looking into her home from the outside. When it was happening, she had no idea, but she has video proof to serve as a reminder.
"I don't know what his real intentions were. What if I didn't see him doing that?"
Ramirez' surveillance camera in the backyard recorded the video on Tuesday morning. At 6:01 a.m., a man hopped the fence and went straight for a bedroom window right where her two young sons were getting dressed for school.
Lindsay police say they believe 30-year-old Jose Ibarra is the man seen looking into the bedroom window.
Ibarra has been charged with a lewd act in public and indecent exposure.
"I'm sad, I'm upset, I'm angry, but those are emotions I can't express," Ramirez said.
Police say Ibarra was there for several minutes and for a moment, he peeked in through an open bathroom window with Ramirez just below it inside.
"Something was telling me to check the camera," she said.
The camera is connected to her phone, so she checked it before going out the door.
"I fast forward to 6:05, I see a male standing there staring at my children with his hands in his pants," she said.
Ramirez called the police, and about an hour later, officers found a possible suspect on the same street: North Mirage in Lindsay. But they didn't make an arrest. The chief of police said there wasn't enough evidence.
Diana Ibarra lives next door to Ramirez.
"That's difficult, you know. That's happening so close to home, you don't even feel safe in your own house," she said.
Ramirez said the same man has been known to break into cars in the neighborhood and steal things from backyards. This is the first time he's been caught on camera.
"I don't want to see him at all. I feel like my kids' rights have been violated," Ramirez said.