19-year-old Deshawn James told his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend he was coming to her house on February 14 to “cash his check.” She told him she wasn’t going to do that and to not show up at her house. A short time later, he entered her apartment without permission, and she ran to her room and locked the door. James reportedly picked the lock of her bedroom door and an argument over why she would not take him back erupted. During the teenage tussle, he grabbed her iPhone 13 Pro and refused to return it, and would not leave. She screamed for her brother to call their mother, and James fled the scene. Police made contact with DaShawn James, who helped them recover the phone, showing them where he hid it under some pallets at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store.