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Early-morning doorbell ringer asks for bread | Caught on camera

What were their true intentions?
Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 10:37:19-04

Home surveillance systems including front door cameras and video doorbells are becoming more and more popular due to concerns of neighborhood crime. They are designed to alert you if someone unwelcome is approaching your home. One valley man was awakened by a strange request in a moment that was caught by his Ring video doorbell camera.

It happened in a neighborhood near Durango and Blue Diamond, around 4:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. The homeowner, who asked to remain anonymous shared the video with KTNV.

On the video, you can see a female on the front porch. Look closely in the background and you'll see 2 more people in the street, who the homeowner told us are males. It sounds like one of the males is prompting her to ring the doorbell. She tells the males to come up the steps, but they stay in the street.

The female hears someone inside the house, "I hear somebody by the door," she says and then rings the doorbell.

A man inside the house replies through the doorbell speaker. "Can I help you?" The female is surprised by the voice and yells back to the 2 males behind her in the street that she got scared.

The female replies asking "Sorry to bother you, but do you have a loaf of bread?" As the man inside the house replies, "No, I suggest going to the store," she turns and leaves the house. The female and the 2 males walk away from the house.

The video was posted on social media on Sunday morning and was the subject of speculation about the intentions of the doorbell ringer and her accomplices. Could they have been targeting the house for a potential break in? Was it a prank? Why ask for bread? Whatever the case may be, many homeowners agree that having a camera system may help deter unwelcome visitors.