With the help of an interpreter, Virginia Beach shared her story about the night of August 16. "I went to bed one night, locked all my doors, felt safe," said Beach.
Beach, who was born deaf, said she woke up a few hours after going to bed and began to notice some of her items were missing and her door was broken open. "I realized someone's been into my home and of course that was horrifying and frightening," she said.
Beach's cell phone, iPad and laptop were stolen. All of the items that help her communicate. "So really those were my most cherished possessions. I don't ever want to let (my replacement phone) out of my sight. I sleep with it now. I don't want it to be gone from me. That's our access to the world," she said.
Beach showed us programs on her replacement phone like Glide or Video Relay Service that help her send messages and make phone calls. The night she was burglarized, she ran to her neighbor, who called police. That's when she said she felt like she was robbed all over again.
"I was really feeling very oppressed and minimized by the police department," she said.