What was going through the head of a burglar as he was hovering over a baby after breaking into a house? Did he momentarily pause to take a breather and find a sense of peace and calm at the sight of an innocent baby? Or...was he contemplating harming the toddler or kidnapping?
One thing we know for sure: The 19-year-old actually hovered over the sleeping baby, as this was caught on tape. The man admitted to involvement in two other Houston burglaries, and in one of those he had stolen a gun.
The latest crime occurred on April 5 and the video went viral. The burglar's name is Christopher Gomez; he confessed to being the star of the video.
His arrest record includes breaking into a car and marijuana possession.
Gomez committed the April 5 crime while the baby's family was asleep. Nobody heard him enter (makes you wonder what kind of home security the homeowner had, but that's a whole new article). A laptop computer and briefcase, property of the homeowner, were found later in a neighbor's yard.
Gomez's lawyer stated that he's not sure that the man in the video is his client (even though Gomez confessed). Furthermore, the lawyer, Ralph Gonzalez, pointed out that even if his client is the intruder, he didn't harm the baby or anyone else. Gonzales added that the video makes the crime seem worse than it actually was.
Gomez is in jail meanwhile, but if he gets out, he's ordered to remain within a thousand feet of his home and wear an ankle monitor.
Interestingly, as bailiffs escorted Gomez from the courtroom, he mouthed "Hi Mom," to his family members. It's safe to assume that his mother then thought, "Where did I go wrong?"