Scott County woman scares off 'prowlers' looking in her windows

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It's a crime that wasn't committed, thanks to a quick thinking woman in a northern Scott County neighborhood Tuesday morning.

"It was very unsettling for this neighborhood," said Peter Switalski, the President of the Homeowner's Association along Summeridge Road.

While Switalski wouldn't identify who the woman was, he did say that she was truly scared yet brave.

"She was getting ready to leave for a dentist appointment when she noticed a person coming up to the front door. (The person) started looking in and started looking under the front mat for a key to get into the house," Switalski said, but that wasn't all.

The woman, who has a security camera system, caught the suspicious people on camera. That's when Switalski said she noticed there was a second person sneaking up to the back door. The woman thought quickly.

"That's when she went ahead and pressed her panic button on her car and that sound kind of startled them," said Switalski.

The pair left without doing anything more, but investigators are still concerned that they have two possible prowlers.

"Would you be concerned if someone was peeping in your windows?" questioned Deputy Dustin Smith, adding "The concern is one went to her back door and one came to her front door, and they were peeping in her windows."

Switalski went on to say his concern is that they two people were, "looking for people that have gone to work."

The President and others in the neighborhood were quick to spread the word. Switalski sent out an email to the rest of the neighbors letting them know about what happened around nine this morning.

"We've had several calls saying that they're very glad that they've been informed about this," explained Switalski.

Soon after the email, some of the neighbors started to share that they saw the silver car driving slowly up and down the street, but they didn't know what was going on. One woman said she saw the car but thought they were looking at some of the homes for sale along the street.

Now the search is on for these suspicious people and the investigators ask that if you have any information to call the Scott County Sheriff's Office at 502-863-7855.

Meanwhile, the neighbors on Summeridge Road say they're going to keep one eye open for what might happen next.

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