A FATHER, who had just left for a family holiday, watched in horror as his doorbell camera caught a man appearing to be urinating on his house.
Steve Thorley was on the train for Gatwick Airport when he saw security footage on his phone showing a man on his porch.
The 58-year-old property developer was shocked as he watched the man walk towards the bushes outside his front door before covering the camera with his hand.
Steve believes the man was peeing on the porch of his home in Denmark Villas, Hove.
“I was really angry,” Steve said.
“I shared the video on my Facebook and Instagram story and got a lot of reactions – no one is happy about it.
“One person said it must have been because I’m having construction done, but that’s not really the point.
“It’s still my front yard, my porch.”
Steve left home on Sunday afternoon to join his family who were already on holiday in Portugal.
But just an hour later, around 5 p.m., he received a notification on his phone that a man was outside his home.
Due to construction, Steve is temporarily staying in the outbuilding behind the property.
“I put the camera there when I started the project a few months ago, basically just for security reasons.”
Steve made it to Portugal to meet family but said the incident spoiled what should have been a relaxing trip.
It comes as an elderly man in Brighton recently confronted a person he said was urinating in the alley outside his home.
Hughie O’Neill, 72, of Pool Passage tried to force a group of people out of the alley just after 8pm.
Footage appears to show Hughie confronting a man before being grabbed by the face and pinned against a wall.
His wife Christine watches in horror, holding the family dog in her arms.
“He told me he would beat me to death.”
Sussex Police are asking all witnesses to the incident to come forward.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20628287.hove-doorbell-camera-capture-man-peeing-porch-home/?ref=rss The Hove doorbell cam captures a man ‘peing’ on the porch of the house.