SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Brian McClelland says it was a loud bang that he felt throughout his house on Tholozan Avenue in the Tower Grove South neighborhood Saturday afternoon. 

“We heard this really loud boom like someone was kicking the door in,” said McClelland.

Man tries to break into Tower Grove South home

The video shows a man in a red shirt walking through his backyard before opening a gate and heading towards McClelland’s basement door.

The person causing the bang was caught on McClelland’s home surveillance camera.

“He got very belligerent, and started yelling aggressively,” he said.

The video shows a man in a red shirt walking through McClelland’s backyard before opening a gate and heading towards his basement door.

“I just happen to look out the window and I see this guy come by,” said McClelland.

He told News 4 when he heard the banging and went outside, he saw the man trying to get into his house.

“He was probably looking to break in, get a quick steal,” said McClelland.

McClelland said the man eventually ran away down an alley.

“We just haven’t had that on this street,” said McClelland.

News 4 looked at burglaries both there and in the surrounding neighborhoods and found break-ins are down in Bevo Mill by nearly 30 percent. But, in North Hampton and Tower Grove South, burglaries have stayed steady compared to this time last year.

McClelland hopes others neighbors will keep a close eye out for this guy so that they don’t become a victim.

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