Living in a very busy section of Port Chester on North Main Street, Sean A. McNerney has seen a lot of different problems in his neighborhood.
In response, he put up a fence and installed a security camera to watch the front of his house. On Sunday, he ended up with a new problem and a big surprise when he checked the video footage from his camera.
He and his wife woke up Sunday to find a man passed out in their back yard. As a result, Port Chester police arrested the man for criminal trespassing, noting that the man was highly intoxicated.
As the police went on their way, McNerney checked the video from the video camera and discovered that the man had been passed out in front of his home for hours and that he had been apparently robbed by several men who over the course of the night saw him on the ground.
"I was seriously just shocked when I watched it," said McNerney, who writes about his experiences as a resident of North Main Street in a blog for Port Chester Patch. "I mean, that guy was searched by random strangers no less than five times while he lay there."
Port Chester police said the man arrested for trespassing did not complain to police about being robbed. Police said that the man was still highly intoxicated when he was taken to police headquarters.