Victim of Repeat Offender Speaks Out

Victim of Repeat Offender Speaks Out

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Jennifer Green has a problem.

"It's a shame that somebody with a list this long is walking around on the streets," said Green.

Three months ago, police say Ricky Ross Harris, Jr. broke into her home, stealing lots of jewelry and electronics.

"They trailed him and caught him at a hotel room. They had two 8 foot tables full of items they had collected - guns drugs, computers," said Green.

But despite his long rap sheet of previous crimes, including escaping from prison and 2nd degree rape of a minor, he was released on bond. While on bond, records show he broke into another home, he was arrested and posted bail again and then broke into yet another home on Father's day.

This time a 13 year old boy was home, he hid and called for help. When police arrived Harris ran off and was captured after a foot chase.

Looking at his history, Harris has done time in prison. Mobile Police say while the judicial system is out of their hands, they will continue to do their jobs.

"If you get someone who is accused of a crime and spends time in prison, I guess that shows where the system is actually working. You hope that it doesn't after the point begin to fail. But does it surprise us? I mean it's nothing new. We've seen it forever and we will continue to see it. You know we are gonna continue to do our job," said Green.

Green believes the problem she has should have never been, and if it's not rectified, there could very well be more victims to come.

"If he is careless enough to break into a house were children are home. what's next? what are we waiting for? are we waiting for him to hurt somebody of kill somebody? Because that's the path that he's on," she said.

She says her case has been sent to the grand jury, and is expected to be considered this summer.

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