04/16/2014 04:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Parents' Nightmare Caught On Tape As Burglar Breaks In To Home (VIDEO)

Two parents were sleeping when their nightmare happened upstairs.

In just released security footage from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas (shown in the video above) an intruder can be seen going through the house of Thinh Le of Katy.

The footage, captured April 5, shows an unidentified man hovering over and shining a light on Le's 2-year-old boy, according to KHOU.

"My boy thought it was me so he went back to sleep," Le said. "If he made noise or cried and I went upstairs, something else could happen.”

HLN reports the intruder, who police suspect is responsible for several burglaries in the area, seemed to be aware he was under surveillance.

He appeared to look at the camera and mouth something like "I see you, I don't care," according to HLN.

Anyone with information on the thief should call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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