In Atlanta, a 75-year old deaf woman’s apartment was robbed when she was sleeping at 2 am on Monday morning.
The thief used a screwdriver to pry open the door and unlock the door from the other side, then took everything inside the apartment — electronics, her wallet, and even took the tupperware.
When the deaf woman, Shirley Hutchins, got up to use the restroom, she saw that the door was open and was scared. When she went to use her video relay, she saw it was torn up. She then asked her neighbor to call 911.
Terrible, but I’m glad the woman is okay. Her family, who talked with the media, thinks she was targeted because she was deaf. Her family said they were upset and that Shirley was scared.
The apartment landlord said they are aware it happened, have reached out to Shirley to offer support, and will work with police in their investigation.
Hope they catch the thief ASAP.
Local News Article: http://2wsb.tv/2mm1BCE