Police in Randolph County, North Carolina have arrested a woman Friday who filmed her and her 2-year-old daughter robbing a home and uploaded the video to YouTube. Sheriff Robert Graves said the Sheriff's office received an anonymous tip that Ball was robbing homes and posting the video online.
Ashley Ball, 22, used her 2-year-old biological daughter and a 13-year-old police think is Ball's sister to break into a home all the while filming the crime and uploading it to YouTube. The three can be seen approaching a home and opening a window as Ball tells her daughter to go in first. You can hear Ball say in the video, "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." Sheriff Graves was shocked by the footage and said, "My first reaction was how brazen could this be? You're televising yourself on YouTube video committing a criminal act. 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." Ball had video of her and the children robbing several different homes on her YouTube channel.
In the video, Ball acknowledges the power is on inside the home saying, "Maybe they're fixing it up. I’ll just be like, I’m sorry, I thought it was abandoned!" Graves says the Sheriff's office is unsure if anything was stolen but if it is determined that Ball did steal anything more charges will follow. Ball was charged with one count of misdemeanor breaking and entering and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Randolph County Department of Social Services has taken custody of the children.
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