A Massachusetts mom is describing a terrifying ordeal after she says she found a man, on the run from police, hiding under her adult son's bed in Brookline Monday evening.
The mom, who didn't want to be identified, told necn the suspect came in through an unlocked door while her adult son was home in the basement, rummaged through the house, and at some point hid under the bed.
She said a police K9 tracked the man to the home, police came in, but later left, not finding the suspect.
Police had been chasing the suspect for a couple of hours after reports of a suspicious man in the area of Sewall Avenue.
When police left the family's home, the mom said she still felt unsettled.
She and her daughter decided to check the closets and under the beds on their own, and that's when they made the shocking discovery.
Brookline Police said Harry Castillo, 27, of East Boston was hiding under the bed. He then took off, leading police on a wild foot chase through Brookline and the Mission Hill section of Boston.
Russ Johnson was on his back porch when he said Castillo came hopping over two tall fences.
"He jumped over my fence very athletically," Johnson said. "He was a slender white guy, and he had a lot of tattoos because he didn't have his shirt on and he was very athletic, he went over that fence like you wouldn't believe."
The suspect then ran through an assisted living complex on South Huntington Avenue.
"When I saw the police I figured it out, that he was running from the cops," said resident Anna Carrara.
"He just waved, and went by and then he went through the back doors and waved and the alarms went off."
Police eventually took Castillo down outside of the facility.
Castillo is facing multiple charges including breaking and entering with intent to commit felony, resisting arrest, larceny, and receiving stolen property. He's expected to be arraigned in Brookline District Court on Tuesday.
As for the Brookline family, they say they'll now be locking their doors, and it's a nightmare they won't soon forget.