- A man in business attire wielding a machete has put a Florida neighborhood on high alert.
- The unidentified man knocked on multiple doors early on Monday morning, according to local reports.
- Local police have increased their presence in the area but said no crime has been identified.
A Florida neighborhood is on alert after doorbell cameras reportedly captured footage of a man dressed in business attire knocking on doors with a machete.
Cameras captured a bald man wearing glasses, a dress shirt, a tie, and slacks walking up to a house in Lauderhill at about 5:30 am Monday morning, according to footage seen by WSVN 7 News.
The couple who shared the footage with WSVN, asking to remain anonymous due to safety concerns, said the man used a machete to tap on the door, as well as the home’s walkway.
“I see some random dude knocking on the door with the back of a machete,” the unnamed man told WSVN. “Then he just disappears as quick as he came.”
“He didn’t seem like someone lost or confused. He seemed very intentional, very business like, like he was dressed for business, just with a machete,” the anonymous woman told the outlet. “It’s so mysterious that we have no idea whatsoever of his intent.”
Just before knocking on the anonymous couple’s door, another couple across the street told WSVN that the same bizarre scenario unfolded at their doorstep.
“They saw the same thing that they went up to their front door, the same way and did the same thing. I think they were driving around,” the woman told WSVN.
The incident has been reported to the Lauderhill Police Department, who said it was a suspicious incident but that no crime has been committed, according to WSVN.
A spokesperson for the Lauderhill Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Police have increased their presence in the neighborhood, and the anonymous couple said they want neighbors to be aware of the suspicious individual, per WSVN.
“I just hope somebody knows who the person is. That way we have peace of mind of what happens or — we don’t want the person coming again, right? So we wanna know exactly who it is, that way everyone is aware also,” a resident told WSVN. “He’s got us looking at the cameras a lot more now.”