Yet another story where Black men are accused of doing something that they didn’t do. Just read how ABC reports it:
This whole ordeal began around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when Sweeten called 911 to say she had been forced into the trunk of a black Cadillac at the intersection of Street Road and Central Avenue in Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County. She went on to tell the operator that she had been in an accident and that two black men in the other car then abducted her along with her young daughter.
Police found Sweeten’s abandoned SUV early Wednesday morning at 15th and Chestnut Streets in Center City Philadelphia. Cracks in her story started to appear after it was revealed that the Sweeten’s GMC Yukon Denali had a parking ticket on it with a time stamp of 2:20 p.m. Tuesday. That 30 minute window from when she told police she was abducted and when the ticket was issued would be an incredibly tight timeframe to get from the suburban Bucks County town to the heart of Philadelphia.
Furthermore, police say they traced Sweeten’s first 911 call to a cell phone tower near the location where the SUV was found, indicating it may have been there the entire time. Additionally, investigators say Sweeten gave conflicting stories about where her daughter was; whether she was with her in the trunk of the Cadillac or taken along with her SUV. On Wednesday, police recovered a surveillance video from a restaurant nearby where the SUV was found. However, they have not said what, if anything, was on the tape.
Larry Sweeten says that he is just as much in the dark about this ordeal as everyone else. “I think I’m in a dream. This has taken me by such a surprise. I just want her to know she has tons of support, and whatever it is we can work through it.”
“I’m begging you, please come home,” Sweeten said, addressing his wife. “We have a new daughter, she needs you,” he said, referring to their 8-month-old baby.
38-year-old Bonnie Sweeten is jailed in Florida, awaiting a trip back to Bucks County to face criminal charges.
Sweeten’s 9-year-old daughter, Julia, is safe and sound. Julia’s father, Sweeten’s ex-husband, will be boarding a 10:15 a.m. flight bound for Orlando where he will be reunited with his daughter.
In the meantime we are learning more details about Bonnie Sweeten and why she may have fled.
Bucks County D.A. Michelle Henry held a press conference Wednesday night to make an important announcement: “This evening at approximately 7:50 p.m. Bonnie Sweeten was taken into custody.
Why do some people feel that to soldify their story they have to include a Black person as the agressor?