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.