Nanny Cam Beating Home Invasion Caught On Video: New Jersey Police Apprehends Suspect That Brutally Assaulted Woman In Front Of Her Daughter [UPDATE, GRAPHIC VIDEO]
UPDATE: 42-year-old Shawn Custis was arrested Friday in Manhattan by the FBI. Custis is charges for attempted murder, robbery, burglary, and child endangerment.
A disturbing New Jersey home invasion was caught on video. A family's nanny cam was turned on in the living room of a Millburn, New Jersey, home when an intruder broke into the home and attacked a young mother at about 10:30 a.m., Friday.
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The family extended the video to New Jersey law enforcement. Authorities are now searching for an African American standing at approximately 5-foot-11, weighing about 210 pounds.
According to the victim of the assault, the man kicked down a locked back door and charged at the young mother. The woman's three-year-old daughter was sitting in the living room, helplessly looking on as her mother was repeatedly punched, slammed against the living room floor, and choked. Later, the attacker even shoves the woman down a flight of stairs.
"He brutally beat me in front of my daughter. She watched the whole thing," the victim told CBS New York. The victim's one and a half year old son was sleeping upstairs.
Concerned of the safety of her two children, the brave young mother did not cry during the ordeal. "I knew that if I started screaming, my daughter would too, and I was afraid she would get hurt," the young mother told News 12 New Jersey. "I took it. I didn't cry the entire time."
According to reports, the New Jersey home had an undisclosed amount of jewelry stolen from the family bedroom. The woman's wedding ring was among the jewelry stolen.
Police Captain Michael Palardy spoke with the New York Daily News:
"He's a lefty, every punch and kick was lefty," Palardy said. "He believed no one was home, and when he came across someone, his reactions were violent. "There was no reason for it, she would have given him anything he wanted."
The family agreed to release the terrifying video to the public in hopes to identify the intruder.
"They need to help us get him off the street. He's not just a burglar. He's violent."
The victim suffered a concussion and required stitches inside her mouth.
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