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Hannah Viverette was filming herself dancing for the viral video platform when she became paralysed with fear after spotting a man opening her balcony door
In an emotional Facebook post, she wrote: "I heard my second storey balcony door begin to open.
"Startled, I immediately moved towards the door to close it, only to realize there was a man behind the force."
Viverette immediately recognised the man, having spotted him hanging about near to her apartment block in Hagerstown, Maryland.
She said she'd been made to feel uncomfortable by the man on previous occasions, but had simply put it down to him 'just being a creep'.
She continued: "It was the moment I came face to face with him at my door that I knew he was there to harm me.
"He kept his hands in the pockets of his hoodie with a smirk on his face.
"He mumbled something in Spanish, and then proceeded to take a step in and I heard 'friends?'.... 'are you sure?'..."
She later shared the video, in which she asked the man 'who are you?' and begged for him to 'please get out'.
At that, the man edged menacingly closer to her, asking her 'am I your friend'.
She repeated: "No, please get out."
The man was wearing an orange shirt and continued to look at her through the balcony door before leaving. Viverette eventually managed to get to her neighbour's flat, where she immediately called the police.
A statement from the Hagerstown Police Department confirmed that 36-year-old Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez was arrested on suspicion of third and fourth degree burglary, second degree assault, stalking, and malicious destruction of property.
After being released on bail, he was later arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers for suspected immigration violations.
Sharing the video to TikTok, Viverette captioned it: "The moment you're recording yourself dancing and your stalker climbs in your second storey balcony to break in."
On Facebook, she added: "If anyone knows ANYTHING about this man or have ever felt/been uncomfortable/harassed, assaulted in ANY way by him, PLEASE SPEAK UP!
"I refuse to live in fear and I refuse to let him continue doing this to me or ANYONE."
Hagerstown Police have since asked anyone viewing or sharing the video on the internet to respect the legal process, and stressed that Rodriguez-Gomez is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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