Gainesville man arrested for entering woman’s apartment, stealing shoe and credit card

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Vishnu Veeramachaneni, 19, was arrested early this morning and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, petit theft, and possession of a forged identification card.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded at about 4:30 a.m. to a call about an unknown man in a woman’s apartment. The victim said a man had entered her apartment while she was sleeping and she woke up just as the man left; she reportedly took a picture of the man walking away from her apartment, carrying one of her shoes.

The officer found Veeramachaneni in the building at about 5:05 a.m., wearing the same clothing as the man shown in the picture taken by the victim.

A search incident to arrest reportedly produced the victim’s credit card in Veeramachaneni’s pocket. He also reportedly had a fake Florida ID card with a false birthdate. The missing shoe was reportedly found in a stairwell.

The victim said the credit card had been on a counter, just inside the front door, and the matching shoe was still in her apartment.

Post Miranda, Veeramachaneni denied entering the woman’s apartment but confessed to knowingly possessing a fake ID card.

Veeramachaneni has no local criminal history; bail information is unavailable on weekends.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Heard of panty raids before but shoe raids? Only one shoe at that…one legged girlfriend or was ‘he’ still trying to decide? 😉
    Next question would be is he legal to be in the US?

      • 🤣🤣🤣
        He had a fake I.D. Too bad his ‘mum’ didn’t raise him better.
        Since you’re so glum about it, maybe you should give it a try.

  • This kid is likely an incoming freshman, with a fake Id that was drinking mid town and didn’t know which apartment was his. He’s lucky he didn’t end up getting shot.

  • That’s quite the foot fetish.

    Chances are there’s an app for that.

  • Sounds like a drunk college kid. Can’t be prowling around others’ apartment like that but hopefully he can enter a diversion program, attend a few meetings on substance abuse, and as long as he gets in no more trouble have this expunged and put behind him.

  • Being drunk is not an excuse to enter a unknown person’s home and steal. Being drunk is not a excuse to steal. Being drunk is not an excuse to possess a counterfeit ID card. Being drunk is not excuse to break the law or act out. Being drunk and entering a home you do not reside in and steal may be an excuse to be hurt or killed by the resident. He is 19 years old and adult. Welcome to the real world.

  • Maybe he’s a real sweetheart, but he looks like a rich entitled frat boy to me. He should take it easy on the risk taking, alpha male or not.

  • Since his ID was fake, does he have a real one or is he an illegal alien?

  • How did they even know he’s 19 with a fake id? He doesn’t look 19…I agree with Bear. He certainly isn’t a “kid”.

    • Ramaswamy might actually have a chance if he looked more like this kid – instead of looking like David Hogg. I’m sure their computer pulled up his correct date of birth.

  • Victim and woke student roomies might have forgotten unlocked doors led to the Idaho student murders last fall. Their parents should remind them 🤡🤬🍦🍦🍦

  • Jeffrey’s definitely on an FBI watch list if not he should be, your comments and emojis are telling me you’re a creep.

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