VERO BEACH, Florida – On Wednesday morning, a resident called the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office to complain about a man walking around in her Vero Beach home.
Chad Morris, 28, was seen exiting the home wearing no shirt and only black basketball shorts. Deputies immediately detained Morris.
A female juvenile told Deputies that while she was inside her bedroom sleeping, she saw Morris standing by her bedroom door holding a flashlight. She then grabbed her cell phone and kicked Morris when he tried to reach for it.
The female victim told Deputies “the defendant never touched her inappropriately and was only trying to get to her phone,” according to the report. And the victim “stated she got up off the bed and ran to her parents room and locked the door,” the report said.
The girl said Morris just stood in her room and tried to follow her into her parent’s room, but she locked the door.
Morris told Deputies that he lives with his aunt and grandmother. The night prior, he used the drug LSD because his grandmother had just recently passed away, according to the report.
Sometime during the early morning hours, he exited the home and became disoriented. Morris then walked toward the rear property line and over a wooden bridge leading to another street.
Morris became nervous and attempted to find anyone that could assist him back to his residence. He then began walking up to houses looking for an open door to enter, the report said.
Morris then found a vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway, which was the same type of vehicle his aunt drives. He found an unlocked door in the rear of the home and entered.
He then saw a laptop sitting on the coffee table in the living room. Morris used the computer to find out his location. He then walked around the home and saw a bedroom door with a sign that said, “Knock.”
Morris opened the door and saw the female victim. He tried to use her phone to call for help, but she kicked him away and ran out of the room. Morris followed her to another bedroom but was unable to gain entry.
So, Morris walked back to the living room and waited for law enforcement to arrive.
Deputies placed Morris under arrest and transported him to the Indian River County Jail where he was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling.
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