On August 25, 1985, thirteen-year-old James Romero couldn't sleep, so he went outside to grab a pillow from his parents' camper.
During his search, he heard strange noises and went into the garage to investigate. That's when he saw a man walking right by the screen he was standing next to. Afraid, he hid behind his parents' car. When he thought the person had gone, he ran back inside his house only to see the man in front of his bedroom window.
Sure that he had been seen, the terrified teen told his parents. They immediately called the police, who soon realized that the "Night Stalker" had made his way to Mission Viejo, California. Luckily, Romero had watched the man get into his car and had remembered most of the license plate number. With his help, police were finally able to identify the serial killer as Richard Ramirez and catch him a few days later.