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Mystery woman in what could be handcuffs rings doorbells, disappears

A woman -- barefoot and wearing what could be handcuffs -- repeatedly rang doorbells at a number of Texas ho...

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 9:10 AM
Updated: Aug 29, 2018 9:10 AM

A woman -- barefoot and wearing what could be handcuffs -- repeatedly rang doorbells at a number of Texas homes before vanishing into the night.

Now police in Montgomery County are trying to identify her and have released surveillance footage of her approaching a home.

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The grainy video, captured around 3:20 a.m. on Friday, shows a woman walking up to a house and ringing the doorbell. She's wearing a T-shirt, and appears to have some sort of shackle hanging from her right wrist.

"We were dead asleep in our beds. My husband was woken up by doorbell ring. It rang probably 20 to 30 times," one resident, who did not want to be named, told CNN affiliate KPRC. "He walked outside, no one was in sight. It's like she disappeared in thin air."

KPRC reported that the same woman apparently visited at least five houses in the Sunrise Ranch neighborhood.

'Suspicious incident'

Lt. Scott Spencer, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement that police are investigating the "suspicious incident."

Authorities have reviewed various images and have canvassed the neighborhood for evidence. Officers have inspected houses and conducted interviews with people who live and work in the area.

Spencer said the woman could be a crime victim who was seeking help, but warned that she also could be involved in some kind of scheme, so he urged residents to exercise caution, according to KPRC.

Residents in the subdivision are concerned. "I hope she's OK and we get to the bottom of it and it's no longer a mystery in our neighborhood," Chris Geros told CNN affiliate KTRK.

Despite concern that the woman could be a missing person, no one has been able to make a definitive match. "There are no missing person's reports from the area that match this individual," Spencer's statement said.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5800.

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