Portland mom discovers homeless man in son’s bed


A Portland mother was surprised when she recently discovered a homeless woman sleeping in her ten-year-old son’s bed. The intruder was released the following day by the liberal county prosecutor.

Kelsey Smith’s Ring security camera footage captured an intruder, later identified as 54-year-old Terri Lynn Zinser, breaking into her Portland home and heading for the child’s bedroom. The footage was uploaded to Youtube on Tuesday.


Smith had left the door unlocked to let the contractors working on the house in, but Zinser was not someone the mother expected.

The intruder drops onto the child’s bed as a family dog ​​barks at her. Security camera footage was placed in the 10-year-old’s bedroom for parents to monitor for medical purposes, Fox 12 noted.

The mother then walks into the room a few moments later and initially thinks the person lying in the child’s bed is her husband playing a prank on her.

However, Smith realizes that the person lying there is a stranger and becomes visibly disturbed. We hear him ask the stranger to leave.

The homeless woman then wakes up from the commotion and is heard swearing before picking up a large object. The footage then cuts to Zinser exiting through the front door.

“It was really disturbing to have her curled up in my kids’ room. I mean, the security of this whole house seems to have been turned upside down,” the mother told KTVL.

Zinser was later arrested by Portland police, where she was charged with first-degree burglary and harassment.

A day after being jailed, she was released on a “court-ordered release” by the office of liberal Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, on New York Post reported. Zinser’s bail was set at $0.

Schmidt has a long history of being soft on criminals, especially when it comes to ANTIFA rioters, as Breitbart News has documented.

Upon hearing that Zinser was released the next day, Smith lamented the homelessness crisis in the Democratic-run city and noted that steps needed to be taken to address it.

“I feel like the city is rapidly declining and there’s a need for more mental health services, more police training, probably more police, more community outreach,” he said. she told Fox 12.

As Breitbart News noted in August, Portland’s homelessness and runaway crime problems have become so endemic in some neighborhoods that some families are packing up and leaving.

You can follow Ethan Letkeman on Twitter at @EthanLetkeman.



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