Steven Hasugulgum, 21, was arrested by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say he is the intruder caught on camera breaking into a home in Ormond Beach before being chased away by the father.
In the video, Hasugulgum is seen walking slowly toward the back door of the family’s home, according to WOFL-TV.
As he approaches the door, an 11-year-old girl, Ava Kloepfer, is seen talking on her phone.
Home security cameras show a would-be intruder sneaking toward the back door of a house in Ormond Beach, Florida, on Christmas Eve
Ava Kloepfer (left), 11, is on the phone inside her house when the intruder, Steven Hasugulgum (right), 21, walks toward her
Hasugulgum is seen pushing Ava Kloepfer into her house and trying to get her to be quiet
Moments later, Hasugulgum realizes that Ava’s father is at home and runs away
Hasugulgum approaches young Ava and begins to push her inside the home. He then tries to get Ava to keep quiet.
‘Hasugulgum approached her, put his finger to his lips and told her to “Shh”,’ the Sheriff’s Office said.
Ava’s father, Derrick Kloepfer, was also home at the time.
‘I hear her yelling, “Who are you?”,’ Kloepfer told WESH-TV.
‘I walk out there, and there’s a guy standing there next to my daughter and looking scared.’
The father, Derrick Kloepfer, is seen above giving chase after the intruder runs out
Kloepfer calls the police. He then identifies the suspect to law enforcement officials
Kloepfer is seen in the video chasing Hasugulgum out of the home. He then calls the police.
‘My nerves kind of went on the edge,’ the worried father said.
‘It was pretty nerve-wracking. I was really worried about my daughter and what was going on there.’
Deputies say Hasugulgum tried to burglarize another home a few blocks away after he was chased out of the Kloepfer residence.
A woman who lives inside the other home also managed to chase him away by activating the car panic alarm.
‘It was pretty nerve-wracking,’ Derrick Kloepfer said. ‘I was really worried about my daughter and what was going on there.’
Hasugulgum is a resident of Daytona Beach. He has citizenship from the Federated States of Micronesia
Law enforcement officials arrived shortly afterward to Kloepfer’s street and arrested Hasugulgum. The suspect was identified to authorities by Kloepfer.
‘My daughter is feeling safer now, so I’m happy,’ Kloepfer said.
The suspect was taken into custody. Bond was set at $20,000 on Christmas Day.
Authorities say Hasugulgum is a resident of Daytona Beach. He has citizenship from the Federated States of Micronesia.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for comment on Hasugulgum’s status in the United States.