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Police: Shelbyville homeowner confronts man looking through his windows

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Police say a man was caught peeking through the windows of a home on the street Sunday night. They say the owner confronted him in the backyard. Police say a man was caught peeking through the windows of a home on the street Sunday night. They say the owner confronted him in the backyard.

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Longtime Greenland Park Circle resident Betty Laraway says her Shelbyville neighborhood is usually so safe, she sometimes leaves the doors to her home unlocked. 

"But I won't be doing that right now," Laraway said. 

Her change in heart comes amid news of suspicious activity in the area. 

"It's a little nerve wracking," she explained. 

Police say a man was caught peeking through the windows of a home on the street Sunday night. They say the owner confronted him in the backyard.

"There was an altercation between them," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Bernis Napier. "The homeowner was not harmed in that altercation. It's unknown if the suspect was because he fled on foot." 

Police say the suspect ran toward nearby Brittany Estates subdivision but before he got away, the homeowner got a look at him. 

The suspect is described as a white man, 5'8'', with a medium build and police say he was wearing dark clothing at the time.

His motives are still unclear. 

"At this time, we don't know why he was looking in the windows, if he was actually looking in, looking at somebody in the house or if he was just kind of scoping the house for a possible burglary attempt," Napier told WDRB News. 

He says police will be doing extra patrols in the area. 

"It's been a concern to the neighbors out there and we want to make sure that we're on top of it and looking for this subject," Napier explained. 

Their increased presence will be a welcome sight to Laraway. 

"I will be relieved to see them in the subdivision," she said.

If you have any information that could help with this investigation, you're asked to call Kentucky State Police Trooper Eddie Whitworth at (502)-227-2221. 

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