Nanny Cam Home Invasion Arrest: Suspect Nabbed In NY

Kim LaCapria

A brutal and shocking nanny cam home invasion horrified residents of Millburn, New Jersey last week, and the violent clip was widely watched on the web.

The nanny cam home invasion video depicts a mom and a toddler watching cartoons when a strange man walks into the home.

In the nanny cam home invasion clip, the perpetrator violently batters the woman as her terrified little girl watches, beating and pummeling her at length despite her lack of resistance in the footage.

After the footage circulated, Police Capt. Michael Palardy told press he was sickened by what he saw, as the victim did not resist or otherwise tempt to thwart the intruder from burglarizing the home:

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.

This week, a suspect in the nanny cam home invasion was taken into custody in Inwood, Manhattan, after police in New Jersey announced they sought Shawn Custis, 42, last known to be a resident of Newark.

After Custis, who was said to be believed to be armed and dangerous, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, robbery, burglary and endangering the welfare of a child, the victim's husband said in a statement:

“We are forever grateful to the incredible team of law enforcement officers for their hard work over the past week. Thanks to these heroes, our family can now begin the next chapter of our healing. We also want to thank everyone in the Millburn community, the Millburn Workmoms, and those from across the country for the outpouring of support.”

Custis is being held on the nanny cam home invasion charges in lieu of a quarter of a million dollars bail.