A mother in North Carolina has been arrested after posting videos to YouTube of her allegedly breaking into buildings with her children.
Fox 8 reports that Ashley Ball in Randolph County has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after posting videos of her and her kids allegedly breaking into multiple buildings on YouTube. The Sherrif’s office had received a tip that Ball was recording herself breaking into buildings alongside a toddler and a 13-year-old.
“My first reaction was how brazen could this be? You’re televising yourself on YouTube video committing a criminal act, “Sheriff Robert Graves said of Ball’s alleged crimes. “The second thing that was disturbing to us was that she had children there with her while she was doing this. One was a toddler and didn’t have anything on but a diaper outside.”
Other police agencies are reportedly investigating Ball in relation to breaking and enterings in other counties. In one of the videos posted to Ball’s YouTube account, she allegedly says, “I wish there weren’t neighbors right here, the window is open. We’re gonna go in, I’m just watching for cars—watching for neighbors.” Ball then allegedly instructs the 13-year-old to climb into the building through the window and lift the toddler inside before entering the home herself with another unidentified woman.
Sheriff Graves said that it’s currently not known if anything was stolen from the homes, but if so, further charges will be filed against Ball.