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Neighbors on edge after surveillance shows man lurking on property overnight

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 08:58:09-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Neighbors are on edge after surveillance video shows a man lurking on their property overnight. It happened early Wednesday morning at The Wyatt Apartments near Buffalo Drive and Warm Springs.

"Absolutely it's unsettling," said Genea McHaney.

McHaney has lived in the back of the complex for more than two years. She says it had been peaceful until Wednesday.

"As you can see, this is the camera that caught him," said McHaney.

The surveillance video shows a hooded man lurking around the property shortly after midnight. About three hours later, neighbors said he reappeared. While he doesn't commit any crime on camera, McHaney believes he tried to pry her bedroom window open.

"This is what was cut in and it was dented in," she said.

The damage was fixed by maintenance, according to McHaney. Although there is security on property, she is worried about the man returning.

13 Action News spoke with an attorney about the rights of renters in this situation.

We're told that the first step is to determine if the action rises to a crime. If you're a victim of stalking or harassment, you could terminate your lease. If not, you are only entitled to the specific security measures your landlord has agreed to in the lease.

McHaney says her goal is to keep an eye out and protect her community.

"Make my other neighbors aware," she said.

We did reach out to the apartment complex. They declined to comment.