Little River, SC - Some homeowners in the Little River area feel violated, their houses broken into and their possessions stolen. Now they want local leaders to take their concerns for safety seriously by giving more funding to police.
"You literally are trembling with your key in the door," Pamela Schorr recounts one of the first times she unlocked her door after it was kicked in by thieves.
She's just grateful that her young son wasn't home alone when the break-in happened back in June. Since then, she says many of her neighbors have come home to similar scenes, doors kicked in and window screens cut.
"There is no way the detective or the level of detectives in Horry County can even begin to touch the level of crime that's happening right now," Schorr pleaded to local lawmakers at last week's Horry County council meeting.
She wants to see more funding go to the men and women working to protect our streets and solve cases like hers.
"I think the council has a great deal of responsibility to manage the funding and our public safety a little bit better to make sure that communities are more secure," Schorr said.
For now though, she says she won't let fear control how her family lives, keeping her faith in the lawmakers of Horry County.
Schorr says she was able to meet with the head of public safety in the county and was reassured that officials are taking these crimes as seriously as her neighborhood is.