NORTHBRIDGE (CBS) – The man who allegedly entered a Northbridge home while children were inside has been arrested.
The family feels some sense of relief, but they’re still struggling with a lot of questions and scenarios.READ MORE: Volunteers Gather To Clean Up Trash In Boston's Muddy River
“We know why he was here,” said homeowner Tarah Schweitzer. “But why was it this address and who sent him?”
Esteban De Jesus Fonfrias-Soto turned himself in to police Tuesday, two days after the 26-year-old was seen on a security camera wandering around a Northbridge home while the family was there.
“He was standing outside my one year old’s bedroom,” Schweitzer said.READ MORE: Attleboro Animal Shelter Says Driver Deliberately Ran Over 5 Geese On Route 123
The Worcester man told investigators he believed he was meeting a woman with whom he’d connected on Snapchat. He claimed that after about 15 minutes, he realized he was being “scammed” and took off – apparently empty handed.
“Who was that individual he was coming to meet?” Schweitzer asked. “Why was he coming to meet them? Why was our address given? Why did he feel so comfortable to be inside for so long?”
The family had been home at the time – in and out of the house with company. Their young children saw the suspect but assumed he was another guest. Now the couple is sort of relieved, but eager for the full story.
“If it’s random, that’s terrifying for everybody. If it’s targeted that’s terrifying for us,” Schweitzer said.MORE NEWS: Large Search Underway Near Newburyport Boat Club For Missing Man Kevin Mahoney
Fonfrias-Soto is expected in court on Wednesday. He’s facing a felony charge of breaking and entering in the daytime.