Nursery cameras catch house inspectors entertaining themselves with Elmo dolls, MI police say


According to police, a warning from a homeowner’s nursery camera has charged a Michigan home inspector this week.

Oxford Township couple trying to sell their home I had it inspected On March 12, at the request of a potential buyer, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post.

The couple told police that they had a house inspector and a buyer’s realtor in the house and left while the inspection was in progress.

Soon, one of the homeowners, a 22-year-old woman, received a warning from her nursery camera that there was movement in the room, police said.

She checked the camera from her cell phone and said she saw a 59-year-old Kevin Van Reuben and an identified inspector in the nursery. As she watched, Van Ruben began to touch herself, police said, so the woman began recording video.

At some point, Van Luven has been accused of picking up an Elmo doll from the floor, using it to keep entertaining himself, and then returning it to where he found it.

When the agent arrived home, Van Luven reportedly told police he had just moved the doll to check the outlet.

After learning that there was a camera in the room, police said, “I made a guilty statement and apologized.”

“When I think I’ve seen everything, someone steps up and surprises me with a new level of disturbing behavior,” Sheriff Michael Bushar said of the incident. “This is an unpleasant reminder of being careful about who gets into the house. The actions of these homeowners can prevent this defendant from entering someone else’s house.”

Van Luven was successfully arrested on Wednesday.

He has been charged with exacerbated public obscenity and malicious destruction of property under $ 200.

Van Luven bonds are set at $ 2,500. The conditions of his bond prevent him from staying in a house he does not own without supervision or contacting the couple involved. He also needs to be evaluated for mental health.

If convicted, Van Luven could face about two years in prison and a $ 2,500 fine, police said.

He will return to court on April 19th.

Oxford Township is about 40 miles north of Detroit.

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