Hagerstown man arrested for burglary and stalking

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Officers obtain a video of the incident from the victim

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Hagerstown police say a man was been charged with burglary and stalking after a TikTok video went viral, showing a suspect breaking into a woman’s apartment from her second-floor balcony.

Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez, 36, of Hagerstown was charged with 3rd and 4th degree burglary, 2nd degree assault, stalking, and malicious destruction of property.

Pictured: Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez, 36, of Hagerstown, Md. Courtesy: Hagerstown Police Department

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the 100 block of Manor Avenue for a reported burglary. Police say the victim said Rodriguez-Gomez had climbed her balcony and entered her apartment. The victim was able to escape uninjured to another apartment. Officers obtained a video of the incident from the victim.

A TikTok video by @hrviverette captioned “That moment when you’re recording yourself dancing and your stalker climbs into your second story balcony to break in” garnered over 5 million likes.

The video shows the victim talking to someone out of frame, saying “who are you? Please get out.”

A man out of frame says “am I your friend?” to which she replies “no.”

Rodriguez-Gomez was taken in for questioning where he was later charged and arrested. He is currently out on bond.

The Hagerstown Police Department said in a new release, “while there is a video of this incident posted on many social media platforms, the Hagerstown Police Department would like to reiterate that Rodriguez-Gomez is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”

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