JAMAICAN NIGHT AT TRUCK STOP LEAVES WOMAN HOSPITALIZED
- BSO Case Number: WS12-09-01054
- PIO Number: 12-9-24
- Date: September 20, 2012
- Time: 2:15 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: Seminole Truck Stop, 4690 US Hwy 27, Weston
- Jurisdiction: Weston
- 1. Kimberlyn Clarke, 28, female, Plantation
Description of Incident:
A gathering at a truck stop in Weston left one woman hospitalized and Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives searching for a suspect who snatched another victim’s gold necklace.
The get-together, described by attendees as Jamaican Night, occurred in the parking lot of Café 27 at the Seminole Truck Stop at 4690 US Hwy 27 in Weston. At approximately 2:15 a.m. Thursday, September 20, the surveillance video shows one suspect mists the crowd with pepper spray, causing the large group to quickly disperse. During the commotion, the suspect’s accomplice grabs the victim’s gold chain.
In the video, both suspects are seen running off camera to the right. Then the victim is seen retrieving his handgun from his car and running after them, only to retreat moments later after spotting an FHP trooper working an off-duty detail at the truck stop.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue paramedics were summoned to the scene and transported another victim, Kimberlyn Clarke, to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses said Clarke was overcome by the pepper spray and fell and hit her head on the rear bumper of a van when the crowd scattered.
Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the suspects is asked to call BSO Robbery Det. Vincent Coldwell at (954) 321-4270 or contact Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
MEDIA NOTE: THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REPRODUCTION AT WWW.SHERIFF.ORG.
INVESTIGATORS: Robbery Det. V. Coldwell, Robbery Sgt. B. Weir, CID
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO Weston September 21, 2012 1200