Florida Man Arrested After Following Children Inside Home

A DeLand, Florida man is behind bars after authorities said he followed children to their homes and followed them inside. 

Saturday evening deputies responded to a neighborhood after four children reported that Jaime Antanacio-Perez, 21, was following them in a white Ford truck. 

The children said he asked if they’d like to get into the truck and go to the park, according to authorities. 

“The kids went inside a house, and Antanacio-Perez came onto the property, knocked on the doors and windows, and then came inside”, deputies said. “A parent confronted him and told him to leave, and he did. 

A photo of the man and his truck was taken by a neighbor. 

Deputies canvased the area, eventually tracking him down. When deputies found the suspect, he denied talking with the children or entering the house. 

Antanacio-Perez was charged with four counts of luring a child and one count of burglary of an occupied dwelling. 

He is currently in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jain on $14,000 bond.