From Trussville Tribune staff reports
VESTAVIA HIILS –Danielle Yancey, of the reality television show Jersey Belle, said her surveillance camera caught a naked male wearing a Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon mask outside her Vestavia home. Yancey posted the video as a warning to alert neighbors of the incident.
Yancey’s post on social media said, “This is the video of the Nude Boy coming into the back part of our house. He was wearing a mask and also a sock on his private part. Please be careful tonight, be aware of your surroundings and lock your doors!! Stay safe! I hope this does not happen to any of you. The reason the nude boy ducked down and ran is because he saw my husband walking by the window. My husband saw him and immediately tried to go out to catch him. If by chance you know who did this, please pass along the information!”
On Monday, Yancey posted a follow-up on her Facebook page, saying the Peeping Tom had been identified as a teenager involved in a prank and that he had come to her home and apologized. You can read her post below.
I wanted to update everyone on the status of & also who the naked, masked boy was on NYE. We have had a crazy few days!
I really appreciate all of the many calls, texts, emails, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter messages, private messages, etc concerned about us and our safety. Thank you very very much!
We have also had many people coming by to let us know they are concerned in our neighborhood, too. Two different gentlemen came by to let us know of actual Naked Peeping Toms that have been arrested recently in our area. One of the arrested men was seen in our neighborhood doing this and has a court date coming up mid-January. So, when when we found this out, things were a little more serious and there was a possibility of this being the same man who came to our house.
However, later, we also had someone come by and say they knew who it was that did this and let us know the story. He said the person would be coming by to apologize the following day. That person did come by and told the story and apologized. He said it was just a prank and was not intentionally done to us. He said that a group of guys did this together and he was the one that actually came up to our entry way to our back door and the others were in a couple of vehicles. The other guys were not seen on camera but they were a part of this. The guy that confessed and apologized did the right thing by doing so. It should have been the whole group of guys though in my opinion because I am sure they were all in on it together. I hope that a lesson was learned just for their safety. Bart and I are putting this behind us now.
The worry and the guess is over now. I feel much safer and don’t feel like there is a person looking through my window as I walk through the the house. It has reminded me to always lock my doors and be aware of my surroundings more. It is crazy to see how this video was shared all over the world.