A New Jersey home invasion caught on a nanny cam late last week has stunned residents in the suburb of Millburn, and the footage of a man violently beating a woman as her toddler watches has been released in the hopes of facilitating an arrest.
The New Jersey home invasion tape was captured Friday in the Millburn home, and even Police Capt. Michael Palardy said despite having had to watch the clip dozens of times, it still sickens him:
“There was no reason for him to touch her at all because she would have willingly gave him what he wanted … I’ve probably gone through this video 20 times, and it still sickens me every time I see it. He had no regard for her life. He didn’t care if she lived or died.”
During the incident, the assailant violently kicks and punches the woman as her toddler looks on, terrified, before the child appears to cover her face with a pillow to block the disturbing sight.
The woman has not been publicly identified and her face is blurred in the clip, but she tells a local news station that she consciously attempted to avoid making noise so as not to scare the little girl and possibly prompt the attacker to harm her.
Speaking to an interviewer, the unnamed woman recalls of the violent attack:
I knew that if I started screaming, my daughter would, too, and I was afraid she would get hurt … I took it. I didn’t cry the entire time.
At the end of the New Jersey home invasion assault, the woman was thrown down the basement stairs by her assailant, and she sustained a concussion, injuries to the mouth and face requiring stitches, and damaged teeth.
Despite the release of the New Jersey home invasion video, no arrests have yet been made. Palardy says he is confident a suspect will be caught.