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Man accused of breaking into home, undoing his pants and walking into child's room arrested

It happened in the middle of the night.

HOLIDAY, Fla. — UPDATE: The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says an intruder was arrested after social media tips helped detectives identify him.

According to investigators, 52-year-old Thomas Marnets was arrested Thursday for breaking into a home in Holiday.

"There's no indication that the victims and Marnets know each other," the sheriff's office wrote in a statement.

According to an arrest affidavit, Marnets kicked in the victim's garage door, then broke the lock to a door leading into the house.

Investigators say surveillance video shows him walking to the victim's daughter's room while she slept. It does not appear he stole anything, according to law enforcement documents.

Marnets is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling.

Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Thomas Marnets Mugshot


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Does anyone recognize this guy?

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says he was seen on surveillance video overnight Thursday after breaking into a home and walking into a child's room.

As he exited, deputies say he appeared to undo his pants and walk into the room again.

The man, who appears to be no more than 6-feet tall and 170-200 pounds, ran off after the homeowners heard their dog barking, the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the agency's tip line at 1-800-706-2488 and refer to case No. 21037029.