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Obviously, the landlord wasn't supposed to be in the house at all, but went in to rifle through the underwear drawers on a few occasions, which is why they put up the hidden cameras.
NBC Connecticut reports that 38-year-old Jorge Orellana-Arias was charged with third degree burglary after entering the East Haven apartment on a number of occasions while the home was unoccupied.
It is also alleged that he entered the property while just the tenant's daughter was home.
The tenant of the house claimed that after realising Orellana-Arias had been entering the property without permission, she put up the hidden cameras in an attempt to catch him in the act.
She eventually managed to film him entering the home through a side door, before making his way to the bedroom. There he found the inhabitant's underwear and put it to his nose, seeming to sniff it.
A statement from the police said: "She stated that the camera caught Orellana-Arias entering her apartment through a side door, before proceeding to both bedrooms where he would locate female underwear.
"The video, which was provided to officers shows Orellana-Arias bringing female garments to his nose, apparently in an effort to sniff them."
The female tenant told the police that on at least one occasion he had entered the property 'while her daughter was home alone' and said that he 'appeared to be startled when he saw the daughter and exited the apartment immediately'.
It was also reported that the landlord had first realised something was wrong back in May and started 'barricading adjoining doors' in an effort to stymie the intruder.
However, she claims Orellana-Arias simply started to use the side door instead of coming into the property through the front entrance.
Once the footage was presented to them and reviewed, the officers of the East Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division applied and successfully obtained a warrant for Orellana-Arias' arrest.
He was brought into custody on Friday and has been charged with third degree burglary.
Orellana-Arias has since been released on a $25,000 bail bond. It is not immediately clear whether he entered a guilty or not guilty plea when answering the charges.
He'll appear in court once again on 14 September.