HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Hagerstown police say a man was been charged with burglary and stalking after a TikTok video went viral, showing a suspect breaking into a woman’s apartment from her second-floor balcony.
Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez, 36, of Hagerstown was charged with 3rd and 4th degree burglary, 2nd degree assault, stalking, and malicious destruction of property.
The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the 100 block of Manor Avenue for a reported burglary. Police say the victim said Rodriguez-Gomez had climbed her balcony and entered her apartment. The victim was able to escape uninjured to another apartment. Officers obtained a video of the incident from the victim.
A TikTok video by @hrviverette captioned “That moment when you’re recording yourself dancing and your stalker climbs into your second story balcony to break in” garnered over 5 million likes.
The video shows the victim talking to someone out of frame, saying “who are you? Please get out.”
A man out of frame says “am I your friend?” to which she replies “no.”
Rodriguez-Gomez was taken in for questioning where he was later charged and arrested. He is currently out on bond.
The Hagerstown Police Department said in a new release, “while there is a video of this incident posted on many social media platforms, the Hagerstown Police Department would like to reiterate that Rodriguez-Gomez is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”
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