TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A resident in Tompkins County fights back after a series of break-ins in the area.
This video was taken by security cameras early Sunday morning at a home in Ulysses. The footage shows a man rifling through cars and even entering a mudroom.
The video was posted to YouTube by the homeowners' son and now has more than 12,000 hits.
The images made the rounds on Facebook as well and helped sheriff's investigators quickly identify a suspect.
"Probably within half an hour we had at least one person call us, giving us a name. Since then, we've probably had nine or ten people calling us, giving us the same name. So we're pretty confident that we know who it is. We're just trying to locate that person," said Tompkins County Sheriff's Investigator Kevin Cowen.
The investigator says the suspect may have gone into hiding after learning of the viral video.