Three teenagers have been arrested after a Wichita, Kansas woman, who suffered a brain aneurysm at a local Taco Bell, was robbed instead of helped.
Danielle Zimmerman, 43, was getting dinner for her family on Dec. 29 when the aneurysm hit, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and strike the speaker box. When help arrived, they discovered that Zimmerman’s purse, iPhone and wedding ring were missing.
Zimmerman died the next day.
“How could you take somebody’s wedding ring off their finger?” Kris Zimmerman, her husband of 21 years said.
On Monday, police announced that they arrested Daquantrius Shaquill Johnson, Quanique Dontrell Thomas-Hameen, and Keith Byron Hickels Jr., who turned himself in on an unrelated probation violation. All of the suspects are 19-years-old and were charged with robbery.
Kris Zimmerman said Monday that the two arrests gave him some relief. “It helps maybe bring a little bit of closure,” and it shows that Crime Stoppers works and that the community is helping to solve the crime, he said. Police said a tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrests.
As for Danielle Zimmerman’s teenage sons, “they can’t believe that somebody would do that … a crime like that to somebody in her condition,” Kris Zimmerman said.
“It’s kind of a cruel wake-up call for them.”
He said they have taught their sons to help people in need, “not take advantage of them.”
Police have recovered most of Zimmerman’s stolen items, but the wedding ring, which for Kris Zimmerman holds sentimental value, is still missing.
The investigation continues, as police would still like to talk to the driver of a silver car that was in front of Danielle Zimmerman’s car when she had the aneurysm.
Our condolences to the Zimmerman family.
SOURCE: Kansas City | PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook