Deputies say 19-year old Daniel Bennett tried to climb through the window of an Irvington house Monday Night before running away.

News 8’s sister station WKRG’s Mary Smith spoke to the couple whose home he’s accused of trying to break into. The Wilcoxs have lived there for decades.  Marylin Wilcox showed us the window where she says Bennett tried to get into their house, “it was very bright. I couldn’t see way out, but I could see his face right there.”

Wilcox and her husband were relaxing in their when she heard commotion in their kitchen, “I heard a noise, looked towards the window, and I saw a face. He was pulling the window up. I screamed for my husband and said to get his gun, somebody was trying to break in.”
She told her husband to get his gun. The couple believes he saw their rifle and ran away.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says they received several other reports of the same man in people’s yards, even knocking on doors. “This really frightens me because I was really nervous. I couldn’t go to sleep last night.”


Officials say Bennett may suffer from mental illness, but it’s up to his family and lawyers to get him help.

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A man arrested in 2018 for allegedly molesting a horse was the subject of another disturbing arrest. The following is a press release from Mobile County Sheriff’s Office:

On Monday, February 4, 2019, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted burglary at 9062 Matlock Road. Home owners stated someone was attempting come in through the kitchen window. The home owner screamed and the unknown male disappeared.

Deputies canvased the area and found several other neighbors who stated the male either knocked on their door or was seen going down the street going in and out of several yards. Neighbors described the male as white, clean shaven, dark hair and wearing a black jacket. While searching the area, deputies spotted a white male riding a bicycle fitting the above description. The subject was identified as DANIEL JAMES BENNETT (DOB 7/24/99). The homeowners confirmed that BENNETT was the subject who attempted to break in their home earlier that evening.

While placing BENNETT under an arrest, Deputies removed a taser, a pair of hair styling scissors, a pack of razor blades and a large rubber sex toy with tube attached to it. BENNETT was charged with Attempted burglary 2nd.