It's almost funny: Woman robbed, can't even think to try to get help

It's almost funny: Woman robbed, can't even think to try to get help

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    It's almost funny: Woman robbed, can't even think to try to get help

    I don't know, something smells about this story

    It's from The Palm Beach Post.

    JUPITER — A mother with two children in her mini-van was forced at gunpoint by two robbers Wednesday to drive to her bank and withdraw cash.

    Ludiveria Martinez Mendoza was at the parking lot in front of the Ross department store at 75 W. Indiantown Road when two young women approached her asking for a ride.

    They were Christian, they said, and wanted to go to a pastor's house near Central Boulevard.

    Mendoza, 43, agreed, but once she pulled onto Indiantown Road, the woman riding beside her on the passenger seat pulled out the gun and demanded $15,000.

    Mendoza drove to the Bank of American on the corner of Indiantown and Central, where she withdrew all her family's savings.

    Thinking of nothing else but the safety of her 10-month-old daughter and her 6-year-old son, who were still in the mini-van, Mendoza says it didn't occur to her to ask for help at the bank.

    ...

    Now she can't sleep, can't eat, and her husband is angry.

    "I feel useless," she says.

    Well, lady, you are.

    This story kind of goes hand-in-glove with that one that had the link to the Canadian guy railing on (accurately) about how ours is a society made more and more of effete do-nothings who can't handle any responsibility on their own, who will sit there helpless being slaughtered like lambs rather than fight back.

    Un-freakin'-believable.


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    Nice story. I guess that what her family gets for allowing someone of her mental prowess to have access to the family's savings. I like the descriptions of the two robbers (if you can call them that) - brown hair and eyes, 45-50, blond hair blue eyes 20-25. Now the police can start looking....

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    and her husband is angry.
    Ya think?


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    This story made me think. I always picture BGs as the typical low life, crackhead, dirtbag. I never think of BGs as women. Would I react differently in an armed robbery or house invasion if it were women?

    I would certainly be caught off guard. Worse, the hesitation might cost me my life. Putting a bullet or five into COM of a woman...just seems so distateful.

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    She is not too bright. Picking up strangers with her children in the car? She could just as easily been shot and dump out...foolish lady! She made a very bad decision...
    If you look in the dictionary under airhead...you'll find her picture!
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    Very fishy.

    "Excuse me, maam... We're Christians and we need a ride to our pastor's house."

    "Ok, get in."

    "Give me $15,000."

    "Ok, I'll go into the bank and get it. Watch my kids for me."

    "Here's the money, so where does your pastor live?"



    She is being blackmailed and this is her excuse to cover the large withdrawal.

    She is trying to leave her husband and has stashed the money somewhere or given it to some guy.

    This sounds like a cover story made up after the fact.

    Oh yeah, it just happens that they ask for $15,000 which is the exact amount of her family's savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    She is not too bright. Picking up strangers with her children in the car? She could just as easily been shot and dump out...foolish lady! She made a very bad decision...
    If you look in the dictionary under airhead...you'll find her picture!
    I wonder if she actually picked up anyone at all, if she ever was robbed. sounds like this story has holes in it. Maybe she spent the money on a shopping spree on drugs or gambling maybe she rat holed it so when she leaves her husband she will have a leg up.
    or maybe she really is just that foolish
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    Yeah, this story sounds pretty hokie...

    I'm surprised they didn't find her mini-van at the bottom of a lake with her two kids still strapped into their seats.
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    Multiple armed BG's have two of your children in a van, and you're otherwise alone. Would you do what they demanded, or would you spill the beans and potentially consign them to death in the van?

    Big difference between this scenario and being caught alone at a diner with the choice to be herded to the back room or fight for your own life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    This story made me think. I always picture BGs as the typical low life, crackhead, dirtbag. I never think of BGs as women. Would I react differently in an armed robbery or house invasion if it were women?

    I would certainly be caught off guard. Worse, the hesitation might cost me my life. Putting a bullet or five into COM of a woman...just seems so distateful.
    Hubby and I were talking about this last night. You better get a different mindset. Some women can be every bit as dangerous as some men and that is becoming more common as time passes. The same goes for teens. A person who will harm you, even kill you, is a threat, no matter the age or gender. If you look at a woman holding a weapon with intent to use it against you as "the little lady" you might as well crawl into a box.
    How about this story about a little lady.
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    $15,000 seems like a lot of money to demand of a random stranger. I am sure there are more facts to the case than what is shown, but IF this went exactly as written, then what made these female thugs believe she even had $15,000. Wouldn't they think that a withdrawal of that kind of money would raise suspicions inside the bank (while they waited patiently outside)? Something about this whole thing seems unreal......but then again there have been weirder things happen.
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    Why she didn't try to get help.

    Local TV today mentioned that she can't speak English.
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    15,000 Hmm... thats exactly what she had in the bank, go figure
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fish View Post
    Local TV today mentioned that she can't speak English.

    Sounds fishy to me.


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