Crime & Courts

Woman Facetimes ex-boyfriend from his home after breaking in, Cayce police say

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A Cayce man called police Saturday after he got a video call from his ex-girlfriend, who was sitting in his house and petting his dog, according to an incident report from the Cayce Department of Public Safety.

The incident began after the woman dropped her wallet at a downtown Columbia bar and believed that her ex-boyfriend picked it up and left, according to the report.

The woman called an Uber at about 1:35 a.m. and went to the man’s house to get the wallet, according to the report. The man was not home, so the woman kicked in the door.

As she searched the home and pet the dog in the home, she Facetimed her ex, according to the statement. He and about 10 others were still at the bar looking for the woman’s wallet.

After getting the video call, the man called police and headed back to the home with a group of friends, according to the report. When police arrived, they spoke with the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated.

The ex-boyfriend decided not to press charges as long as the woman paid to have the door fixed, according to the report.

Emily Bohatch is a breaking news reporter for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.