Elderly woman, 80, kidnapped from parking lot by woman with sawed-off shotgun, forced to drive to ATM.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – It’s everyone’s worst nightmare… and for one elderly woman, it just became a reality.

St. Louis, like other metropolitan areas in the United States has been plagued with protests, riots, and anti-police sentiment in the wake of the George Floyd murder. 

Four police officers have been shot and many more injured while trying to regain and maintain calm amongst the chaos. 

Some of those rioters and protesters are calling for defunding the St Louis Police Department, an agency which is already down over 100 positions. 

Less police means less public safety, it is not rocket science, without a marked police presence, those who are inclined to commit crimes will do so with less fear of being caught, as happened in St. Louis this afternoon. 

An 80-year-old woman was shopping earlier this week at a local Schnucks, a St. Louis grocery store.  When she had finished, she was getting into her vehicle around 2pm and a woman emerged brandishing a sawed-off shotgun demanding money.

St. Louis Police Department reports that the incident occurred at the Loughborough Commons in the Carondelet neighborhood. 

The victim stated that the suspect in the case is described as a white female between the ages of 25 to 35, roughly five foot five. 

The suspect was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt with blue jeans and a grey hoodie.  She has brown hair and was wearing a multi-colored bandana around her head. 

The victim stated the woman pointed a sawed-off shotgun at her back and demanded that she turn over any money that she had on her person according to 5 On Your Side

When she told the suspect that she did not have any cash on her, the suspect then forced her into her own vehicle and told her to drive to an ATM.

The victim drove the suspect to a nearby ATM at the Great Southern Bank at 940 Loughborough. 

The suspect demanded the victim withdraw funds from her bank account at gun point, when she did not have any money in her account, the suspect ordered her to drive away. 

The victim drove the suspect to the area of 7100 Virginia and once stopped, she took the victim’s credit cards and phone and fled the scene on foot.  Thankfully, the victim in this case was not injured and only shaken up.

In cases like this, a ‘panic button’ is pushed in every law enforcement agency, an elderly woman was kidnapped, held at gun point and robbed. 

This means that a large number of law enforcement officers will be tasked with several assignments to identify and track down the suspect in the least amount of time possible. 

You see, police officers take crimes like this personally, the only other crime that is taken harder by police are crimes against children.  And the police make it their personal mission in life to find the person responsible and put them behind bars.

Officers will check every business in the area in hopes that there were surveillance cameras that got a good enough view of the person to identify them.  Officers will also check with people in and around the area hoping that someone may have witnessed something that will help in the case. 

Detectives and crime scene technicians will pour over the vehicle and any other item the suspect may have touched looking for DNA or fingerprint evidence that will identify and place the suspect in the vehicle. 

People who may know what happened will eventually be found and all have to be interviewed.  Photographic line ups will have to be compiled and administered. 

All of these things can be completed in a fairly short amount of time (minus DNA processing which can take months unlike TV), but none of these steps are possible without law enforcement. 

There will be some that may say that defunding the police does not mean getting rid of all of them, and they may be right. 

However, after providing a very brief overview of what law enforcement does, it takes many people in order to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and properly.  Cutting down the amount of officers in an area which already has a shortage of over 100 would significantly increase the amount of time an investigation like this takes. 

Is that really something that the citizens of St Louis want…or deserve?

Elderly veteran ruthlessly beat by black man in nursing home dies – family says he’s been depressed since attack

Editor Warning: The photos and video clips you’re going to see in this article are extremely disturbing.

DETROIT, MI – The 75-year-old victim of the brutal nursing home beating that happened back in May of this year, which was also caught on camera, has recently passed away.

Family members say that the elderly victim, Norman Bledsoe, had been depressed and not eating since the violent assault.

The vicious attack on Bledsoe resulted in four broken fingers, broken ribs, and a broken jaw.

The deceased’s family has intentions of suing Detroit’s Westwood Nursing Center for creating an environment where their loved one could be so brutally beaten.

As for the alleged attacker, who filmed himself committing the deed, 20-year-old Jaden Hayden has been charged with assault and credit card theft following the massive outrage that the video spawned when released online.

Back when police announced the arrest of the suspect said to be behind the beating of Bledsoe back in May, they initially did not comment on the identity of the suspect.

However, when we at Law Enforcement Today first reported on the case on May 22nd, it seemed as though the internet had already identified the suspect involved.

Here’s our original report as the case was developing.

DETROIT, MI – A new video clip and photos have emerged showing the victims of ongoing attacks in a nursing home in Michigan.

On Friday, Law Enforcement Today told you about a disturbing event caught on video of a young man beating an elderly nursing home patient until he bled. And on Saturday, we exposed new details about the investigation.

Jaydon Hayden, 20 years old, filmed himself punching multiple elderly people repeatedly until they bled at the Westwood Nursing Center.

We’ve learned about a new victim thanks to a GoFundMe campaign launched by a grandchild.

Lana Rodriguez share photos of her grandmother, along with the following message:

New images, video surface of young black man ruthlessly beating elderly white patients in nursing home

“Help us raise money to get us the proper medical attention and get a good lawyer to put this man behind bars for a long time . He abused my grandmother and many others.”

New images, video surface of young black man ruthlessly beating elderly white patients in nursing home

She share more information about the injuries the grandmother suffered.
 
“This man needs to be brought to justice. My poor grandmother suffered a hematoma and a mild concussion due to this monster including other medical factors.”
 
The video is even more disturbing.

“We have raised a small amount but thank you for those who have contributed . My grandmother has been recovering from her attacker but we still are trying to raise for a good lawyer to go against this animal in a court of law and for medical expenses,” said Rodriguez.
 
The man in the original video that went viral was a 75-year-old United States Veteran.

And on Saturday, we discovered that Hayden was only brought to the nursing home last week, and he was staying there because he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

If that doesn’t make sense to you, you’re not alone.

Hayden’s father spoke to the local news station Fox2. He said that Hayden has mental health issues, including autism, and severe behavioral issues, and while he does box, he’s normally not vicious. 

His father (who wished to not be identified) said that Hayden called him from the group home he’s living at to say that he wasn’t sleeping well, was hearing voices, and was feeling anxious.

Last week, he went to a mental health facility in Ann Arbor. While there, he was diagnosed with the virus and workers told his father they were taking him to another facility to quarantine.

His father said that Hayden should not have been taken to the nursing home and he would not have consented if he knew that’s where they were taking him.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, of course, has for some reason ordered that patients with COVID-19 positive tests be quarantined inside of nursing homes. We don’t know much about the virus, but what we do know is that it has proven deadly to the elderly.

Whitmer’s executive order requires nursing homes that are at less than 80% capacity to take in quarantined COVID-19 patients.

Melissa Samuel, president of the Health Care Association of Michigan, told Detroit News:

“These were areas that we immediately brought to the attention of the state and said you shouldn’t be implementing this in this manner.”

A spokesperson has since said that Whitmer is “reviewing” the order.

Hayden’s father said:

“It should’ve never happened because he should’ve never been put in that environment.”

But, he was in that environment, and it did happen. While he punched the man repeatedly in the face and head, Hayden called the man, “Bitch ass n*gga” several times.

Hayden is also accused of assaulting a staff member in Washtenaw County and there is at least one other video of him assaulting an elderly patient, a female this time. 

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Hayden has a YouTube channel full of videos of him boxing, along with “pranks.”

 

Fox2 reported that he attends NorWayne Boxing Gym but he’s not an official member of the youth program there.

The gym issued a statement online, which said:

“We share everyone’s sadness over this situation. What this highlights is the importance of helping at-risk kids in our community at an early age.”

Westwood Nursing Center said that they were unaware of the abuse until they saw the video. Their attorney has said that they are cooperating with police and investigating the incident on their own as well.

Social media has not been kind regarding the situation.

Here’s the original story we brought you.

 
DETROIT, MI – A video of a young man repeatedly punching an elderly male at what is reportedly a senior living facility/nursing home has sparked outrage across the country.

Luckily, Detroit Police announced that an arrest has been made, but haven’t publicly identified the suspect.

However, the internet did what it does best and may have already revealed the information on the suspect in the atrocious video.

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The video in question shows what appears to be a young African American male while he pummels the face of an elderly white man for about 35 seconds.

From what it seems, this wasn’t some video that was caught on a hidden camera either, as it appears to be footage captured from the suspects cell phone.

After striking the victim over and over, the suspect rolls the victim off of the bed and uses what appears to be a bed sheet to clean the blood off of the victim’s face.

While the suspect is cleaning the blood, he’s also insulting the victim, calling him a “bitch ass n*gga” repeatedly.

On May 21st, the Detroit Police Department made an announcement via Twitter saying that an arrest has been made regarding this case.

What has been officially revealed by authorities on the case thus far is that the victim was identified as a 75-year-old patient at the Westwood Nursing Home in northwest Detroit.

The attack was said to have been recorded on May 15th, and that a 20-year-old male suspect has been arrested under some form of assault and battery.

It was also confirmed by authorities that the 20-year-old suspect arrested in connection with this case was a temporary resident at the facility undergoing some form of rehabilitation and recovery.

As far as facts delivered from authorities, that’s about the long and short of it.

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However, various online sleuths believe they’ve cracked the case in terms of the identity of the 20-year-old suspect. Furthermore, there seems to be a general consensus online as well as to the identity of the suspect, minus the confirmation of authorities.

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When looking into the Twittersphere, there’s a trending hashtag called “#JaydonHayden.” The online hashtag is of course the alleged name of the suspect said to be featured in the disturbing video online.

In a YouTube account alleged to be Hayden’s, there are several videos showcasing him practicing boxing. There are also videos with titles such as “how 2 get away with burglary” and “knockout prank dare.”

After internet detectives believed that Hayden was the man behind the vicious assault, numerous online accounts were able to dig up his home address, his boxing gym, and much more on his identity.

It is unclear whether police used this information blasted online to nab their 20-year-old suspect, or if they utilized some other form of investigative techniques to land an arrest. 

What has many in an uproar about this case is that the YouTube channel that is allegedly owned by Hayden featured videos of the abuse – two videos in fact- of different victims.

A second video appears to show a white elderly woman getting punched numerous times while resting in a hospital bed.

It wasn’t until recently that YouTube removed the videos from the account allegedly owned by whom people believe to be the suspect recently arrested.

There are some online who feel as though the crimes caught on video were racially motivated as well, but there’s been no official word on that aspect from authorities.

The case has also sparked discussion of double standards within the reporting of mainstream media outlets.

Some online are noting that if the tables were turned racially between the victims and aggressor on the video then there would be round-the-clock coverage on the likes of CNN, MSNBC and the ilk.

While the aforementioned notion is speculative in nature, it doesn’t negate the importance of the discourse online whether there is some form of preferred reporting or stories that news media outlets wish to habitually cycle to behoove their ideological narratives.

It will remain to be seen whether police confirm the identity of the suspect in this case, but with all the hubbub online, it seems inevitable that the information will officially come to light from authorities.

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