FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas -- Looking around the Falcon Point Subdivision near Katy after dark, you can see into the brightly-lit homes, but it's tough for the people inside to see us out into the dark.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says a peeping tom used that to his advantage recently, peering into one of the houses there, and KHOU 11 News learned they're likely not the only victims.
Stepping into Debra Henck's back yard is like entering a tropical oasis. But she recently found out it's not always as secluded as she would like.
"[I] noticed the chair leaned up against the fence," said Henck. "But it was caddy-cornered, facing that way."
It was arranged as if someone had set up for a front row view of her pool, yard and home. It wasn't anyone in the family, so she said, "We knew somebody had been in the yard."
It's eerily similar to what happened just down the street, where a neighbor found their ottoman moved closer to their backyard fence.
A check of surveillance cameras there, revealed a man walking around the pool around 11:30 at night. At one point he took off his clothes and went for a swim.
Creepiest of all, the homeowner was sitting inside reading a book, directly in the line of sight, of where the stranger was kicked up by her pool, just watching.
The Hencks don't know details of what their intruder did, but they've seen enough.
"Well my husband says it's time to move," said Henck.
The family's cars have been broken into, and neighbors say there have been home break-ins too. It makes Henck wonder what the next step could be for the poolside peeper. So her family will be paying extra attention to their privacy.
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call 281-342-8477 if you have any leads.