Thursday, August 21, 2014

Florida: Ohio Tourist, 33, Duped into Being Abducted, Attempted Robbery in Daytona

According to http://www.nesh.com, a "homeless" woman approached Nancy Johnson, 33, of Gallipolis, OH, on Sunday (August 17),  in a convenience store parking lot, asking for spare change.
According to police, Johnson told the woman she would like to get change and went back inside the convenience store to get change for a $5 bill. 

Returning to the parking lot, Johnson handed two dollars to Leona Kight, 37.

COMMENT: As a general practice, I discourage all tourists on vacation from offering money to people purporting to be "homeless," as such persons very often have an "agenda" not known to tourists.

Thinking she had done a kind thing for the woman, Ms. Johnson began to back her car out at which point she encountered Kenneth Shaffer, 52, who revealed a handgun in the waist-band of his trousers!
THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL reports that Shaffer demanded money at which point Shaffer and Kight both got into Johnson's vehicle and told her to "drive."
The pair was eventually arrested and remain jailed on kidnapping and attempted robbery charges.