Footage showed the moment three Florida teenagers woke up to find a stranger lurking at the foot of their bed while on a father-daughter retreat.
The teenagers were staying in a cabin at the Circle F Dude Ranch in Lake Wales when one woke up to find an unknown man standing next to her bed at 4 a.m. on Nov. 4. One of them decided to record the men in case they were killed. ‘
“I’m scared,” one teenage girl said in a phone call to her father, who lived in a cabin on the other side of the camp. “My hands are shaking.”
The girls can be heard screaming in the video as Mora-Yanez moved around. He ran out of the cabin before any of the fathers arrived.
Mora-Yanez was later arrested by Polk Sheriff’s deputies and charged with burglary after police identified him via video, according to Local 10. He said he had been drinking and believed the cabin was empty.
He was released on $25,000 bail on November 7, police told DailyMail.com. Mora-Yanez is scheduled to appear in court on December 13.
Circle F Dude Ranch was not immediately available for comment.
Raul Mora-Yanez, 25, was caught lurking in the cabin of three teenage girls who were at a father-daughter retreat at Circle F Ranch in Lake Wales.
Mora-Yanez is an employee of the camp and said he had been drinking when he walked into the cabin and thought it was empty. He is seen above in an alien hoodie
One of the girls recorded the incident in case she was killed, and Mora-Yanez can be heard screaming on the video as she moved.
Mora-Yanez was an employee at the camp. He used to be a camper
The girls and their fathers were at a camp for an Indian princess program when the incident occurred.
In the video, the girls appeared to cuddle up to each other three beds from Mora-Yanez as he moved slowly.
The girls noted his every move as a large light flashed on him, but he didn’t seem to mind.
“Is the front door unlocked? asked one of the fathers while on the phone.
“Yeah, yeah, there… you can come in,” she replied.
Mora-Yanez moved from the side of the bed under the bed before later rolling out and leaving through the cabin door before his father arrived.
The girl is then heard on the phone saying: ‘Daddy, daddy! He just left.”
When deputies arrived, Mora-Yanez said the door was unlocked, but police later determined it was not.
Because Mora-Yanez was an employee, he had a key to the cabin.
He was arrested and his phone was confiscated. But he was later released on bail and returned his phone.
The girls and their fathers were at a camp for an Indian princess program when the incident occurred
In addition to being an employee at the camp, Mora-Yanez was also a former camper.
“Raul is a good guy who has been associated with Circle F Ranch since 2009 as a camper or staff counselor,” Mora-Yanez’s attorney, Brett Schwartz, told the reporter.
“As a father myself, I understand the anxiety of parents. However, like the accusation, it is based only on conjecture, not fact. In court, it is the latter that matters.”
Attorney Eric Schwartzreich said Mora-Yanez’s release was troubling, especially since his phone, which may have contained evidence, was returned to him.
“It’s disturbing, scary, disturbing,” Schwartzreich told the newspaper. “They were emotionally traumatized.
He added: “They had the phone after they were arrested that night and they should have [have] he left the phone and asked for permission to search.’
Schwartzreich argued that Mora-Yanez’s intentions remained unclear and that investigators should have done more in the immediate aftermath of the accident.
Mora-Yanez has no prior criminal record.