It was on March 18th in Milford, Delaware, when 89-year-old Margaret Smith stopped at an convenience store for ice cream, was approached by two teens, who asked Smith for a ride. The two teens were later identified as 15 year old, Jackeline Perez and 14 year old, Junia McDonald.
At first Smith was apprehensive but said, “Well, a good deed.” Smith told police after she drove for a while, the suspects grabbed her car keys and then pushed her in the trunk of her car, “They opened the door and shoved me in the trunk and locked it.”
Perez and McDonald locked in Smith in her trunk for 2 days, without her medication, food and water. “I just had to pray about and hope that I’d be found. I was very tired, cold, hungry, scared. I didn’t know what to expect,” Smith said the girls only opened the car trunk when they stole the cash she was carrying.
“I was crawling through the cemetery on hands and knees,” Smith said after the teenagers ditched her in a cemetery and stolen her car. Smith continued, “Nothing but a pair of stockings on, no jacket. Finally somebody found me, I don’t know who.” A Gold Alert was issued when Smith’s family grew concerned and contacted police. Smith was taken to a local hospital, where her family, who had reported her missing, received a call that she was safe.
According to the official police statement, “When they arrived at a residence, the two girls demanded the victim’s keys and a struggle ensued between the victim and the girls when Ms. Smith refused to hand them over. Once in possession of the keys, the girls then ordered Ms. Smith out of the car and forced her into the trunk of the car before driving off with her inside. At one point during the kidnapping, the two girls demanded money from the victim before removing more than $500.00 from her coat pocket.”
A couple days later, The Delaware Police found her car occupied with five teenagers, aging from 14 to 17. They were arrested and charged, all are believed to be involved. The other suspects are 15 year old Deniaya Smith and 17 year olds, Rondaiges Harper and Phillip Brewer. While Brewer, Harper, and Deniaya Smith face multiple other charges, McDonald and Perez are each being charged with the robbery, carjacking and kidnapping of Margaret Smith, along with conspiracy.
Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway
A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.
The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.
As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.
Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.
The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.
That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.
Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.
Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic
Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.
The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.
It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet
At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.
Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.
This continues to be a developing story…..
Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico
The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.
Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.
Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.
Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.
The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.
Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.
Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.
After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.
“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling. She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”
An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.