Facebook Live Video Shows Teen Accused Of Targeting Supermarket Shoppers

"I mean, I can't be going to jail"

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

One of three teens suspected for attacking women they targeted at grocery stores was spotted on Facebook Live prior to being taken into custody. "I mean, I can't be going to jail," 18-year-old Erica Abraham is heard on the video before police apprehended her on January 23.

According to WSVNAbraham and two others are being investigated for targeting shoppers in Plantation and Dania Beach, Florida. According to investigators, the suspects would bump into victims’ cars to fake a fender bender. When the women got out, the subjects would beat and rob them.

Abraham's 15-year-old brother and another female juvenile are being named as suspects.

Investigators say they have surveillance video showing the suspects following one incident involving a 73-year-old woman on Jan. 18. The two female suspects reportedly got into the Nissan and they fled with her purse. The Miami Herald adds they used pepper spray on the victim. Al Reidel, the victim's husband, says the robbers violently attacked his wife. “[They] punched her in the face the first time and then punched her again, so her nose is all blown up,” he said. “She fell down, and the guy got in [her] car and sped off.”

Abraham is being held at the Broward County Jail on a bond of nearly $400,000. All suspects are facing multiple felony charges.


[Photo: Broward Sherrif's Office]



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