MBPD: Accused burglar live-texts victim after breaking into his home

Veronica Shatilla Ford, source: Myrtle Beach Police Department
Veronica Shatilla Ford, source: Myrtle Beach Police Department

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A man says the person who burglarized his home in Myrtle Beach was live-texting him during the act. Officers in Myrtle Beach actually saw those text messages, according to the police report. The victim told police he left his house at 4 a.m. Thursday to go to a girlfriend's house.

The victim said Veronica Shatilla Ford tried to start a fight with another female at his house late Monday night, just hours prior to the burglary. Ford has quite a rap sheet. Her most recent charge on J Reuben Long Detention Center's website is from April for domestic violence. But Myrtle Beach Police have a warrant for Ford's arrest because of yesterday's incident.

The police report from Thursday's incident shows moments after the victim left his house in the morning, his phone started blowing up with texts like, "While you're out with Ashley you're getting robbed," "Your door is unlocked you dummy," "Did you find your stuff," and "This is just the beginning."

Other texts referenced a pricey watch the victim later discovered missing.

The report goes on to say about an hour later, the alleged burglar sent two picture texts to the man, one with his belongings gathered together, and in the other she was wearing his hat and necklace.

He returned home to find it had been broken into, and many items were missing, totaling $650. After police officers arrived on the scene, the report says he kept getting calls from the accused, including one additional text saying: "LOL Dnt think for one second u gonna live comfortable... I knw were all ya [girls] at.. LOL".

The victim told police the accused had been in his home in the past. He thought he had locked his door before leaving, but the accused does not have a key, and did not have permission to be inside his home regardless.

Captain Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police said while there's no such thing as an open and close case, but in this one, they do have some pretty good evidence. Captain Knipes added Ford apparently has history with the victim and didn't think he would notify police.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department has a warrant out for Ford's arrest.

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