Lesley McSpadden Investigated for Robbery – Truth! & Investigation Pending!
Summary of eRumor:
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, led a group of robbers who stole “Justice for Michael Brown” t-shirts and cash from street vendors.
It’s true that Lesley McSpadden was under investigation for her role in an alleged altercation with street vendors who were selling “Justice for Michael Brown” t-shirts in Ferguson, Missouri.
The case was referred to detectives for further investigation. A police report on the incident didn’t indicate what charges, if any, would result from the investigation.
The police report said Pearle Gordon, the mother-in-law of McSpadden’s ex-husband, was among a group of street vendors selling t-shirts and afghans on Florissant Street when the incident unfolded on October 18, 2014.
Gordon reported that McSpadden was among a group of 20-30 people who “rushed” the street vendors to confront them about selling the merchandise.
According to police report:
“Gordon told McSpadden she was Michael Brown Sr.’s mother-in-law, and unless McSpadden could produce documentation stating she had a patent on her son’s name, Gordon was going to continue to sell her merchandise. Desureia Harris (McSpadden’s mother) told Gordon ‘you don’t know my grandson like that’ … and Harris then proceeded to rip down t-shirts and other items hanging on a line.”
Gordon told police the vendors were attacked and lost more than $1,500 in merchandise and $400 in cash in the encounter.
Police investigation into the incident is ongoing. Future updates will be posted here.
Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, is in hot water this week after it was revealed she led a group that beat and robbed vendors selling “Justice For Michael Brown” T-Shirts.
On October 18, McSpadden allegedly led the group to rob the vendors of their Michael Brown merchandise. One of the vendors was McSpadden’s former mother-in-law Pearlie Gordon, Michael Brown’s grandmother, who was hospitalized after being beaten with a pipe during the incident.
Gordon, 54, later recounted that she and her coworkers were beaten by “a large group of about 20-30 subjects” who “jumped out of and rushed” the vendors.
Gordon said she was approached by McSpadden, who got in her face and yelled, “You can’t sell this s**t!”
Gordon replied that, “unless McSpadden could produce documentation stating that she had a patent on her son’s name (Gordon) was going to continue to sell her merchandise.”
In the end, $1,500 in merchandise and $400 in cash were stolen during the robbery. Police are staying quiet about their investigation of McSpadden, but they have classified the case as “felony armed robbery.”
If she is convicted of felony armed robbery charges, McSpadden could be facing some serious time behind bars…