Authorities Say Woman’s ‘Mexican Pirates’ Story Sounds Fishy

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Discussion, News, One-Time

David and Tiffany Hartley

While Tiffany Hartley and her grieving-young-widow sob story make the media rounds, Mexican authorities are also talking. About the holes in Hartley’s story.

Hartley made the news late last week, after her husband David was allegedly shot by pirates while the couple jet-skied on Falcon Lake, which straddles the Texas/Mexico border. Hartley says she tried to pull her husband out of the water, but was chased back to the US side of the lake by these thugged-out Mexi-pirates who, for whatever reason, let her live.

He fell face-down into the water, and though she tried to pull him out, she claims one of the assailants threatened her with a gun before she was able to rescue him.

“I couldn’t get him up, and I just kept hearing God tell me, ‘You have to go, you have to go,'” she told the “Today” show on Tuesday. “So I had to leave him so I could get to safety.”

But four days and no Mexican witnesses later, the Mexican authorities are basically saying Hartley needs more people… or at least David’s body.

Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, the State Police commander overseeing the search, told Texas paper the McAllen Monitor on Monday that no one in the area had reported hearing jet skis or gunshots.

And the district attorney on the case, Marco Antonio Guerrero Carrizales, cast his own doubts on the story, pointing out that David’s jet ski itself still hasn’t been recovered, and his body is still missing despite the fact he was wearing a life vest.

Police “are not certain that the incident happened the way that they are telling us,” Carrizales told the Monitor.

In Tiffany’s defense, David’s parents are just as appalled as she is that anyone would insinuate she was involved in his death and/or disappearance.

David’s parents Dennis and Pam slammed Mexican police for the way they have been handling the case, and hit back at any allegations their daughter-in-law could be hiding something.

“I don’t think anything right now is being done,” Dennis told the AP. “I don’t think at this time Mexico is really doing anything.”

“If they’re saying that this did not happen, that this was all staged, if that’s what they’re trying to pursue, they’re going the wrong way,” Pam said. “It did happen. My son is gone.”

And Sigifredo Gonzalez, the Sheriff of Zapata, TX – where Tiffany fled to after the Mexi-pirates let her live – told the Today show today that he has no doubt that “Tiffany is saying the truth” and says a witness who does not know her coroborated her story.

Unfortunately, his opinion doesn’t matter because David Hartley disappeared on the Mexico side of the lake… And he’s choosing to not join the search because it’s “dangerous.”

Is it just us, or does this sound like the first five minutes of an episode of Snapped?


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  • shut the fu*ck up

    another white bi*tch trying to blame minorities for the cover up

    or the husband is in on it and is laying low somewhere waiting for the money to roll in on this scam

    but they will both be caught

    stupid husband it was all his idea

    and the stupid bi*tch followed

  • I wasn't gone say nuttin, but

    She is lying through her teeth and the truth will eventually come out.

    • divanerd

      Have you noticed white people never believe their daughter-in-law could kill their son? Someone needs to check his life insurance…

  • Pisces82

    First, the fake acid throwing incident by an alleged “black” woman and now a “mexican” pirate ambush? Is anyone else starting to notice a pattern here? SMDH

    • spikepine

      Who hasn’t notice this racist pattern; it’s hundreds of years old.


    pirates huh???? okay, there’s Somalian pirates, so y not Mexican pirates??

  • Bethany "ACID FACE" Storro

    These H.O’s is outta control with the lies!!! At least she had sense enough not to shoot her own self in the face. She can barely look into the TV when she talks!

  • artdude01

    All these crazy Black Widows running around.

    • spikepine

      White widows; why is every thing that is negative “black”?

  • tommykimon

    I totally agree I think she’s lying. She looks so fake with the crying and I’m waiting for the truth to come out.

  • Allison Mae

    She is DEFINITELY lying!!!! I could tell when I saw her on Today yesterday and today with her fake crying self, smh!

    • Mrs. Rance

      My favorite part is when she sounds like she’s crying, but the tears just won’t pop out. I’m beginning to wonder if he’s dead at all. She’ll break eventually and come out with the truth like they always do.

  • Sillez

    Yea and a black woman was about to splash acid in your face! Kpshhhhh!! AHHHHH THIS S**** REALLLY REALLY BURNS SOME ONE CALL 911 THAT BLACK MAN A MEXICAN A DERANGED LADY FROM CHINA TOWN DID IT THEN THEN SOME PIRATES CAME AND PIRATED MY HUSBANDS BUTT! Hide yo back and hide your fronts because they “kidnaping” every white girl out here. Oh please, stop the bullshyt

  • Dottie

    And on this episode of Snapped…

  • Mrs. Rance

    God forgive me if I’m wrong, but I’m having a tough time with her story myself.

  • MsRachael

    Sounds like another crazy person blaming minorities and *pretending* God told them something.


  • MissPerfect

    Umm maybe a drug deal gonna wrong or maybe she just trying to get rich how much is he worth? i know he got life insurance smh

  • sh

    Why are white peeps always credible and peeps of color are always suspects?

    Here we go again….

  • Bdot

    You aint got ta lie, Craig

    • Pisces82


  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    she did it…

  • Shut Up Sonia

    She’s telling the truth, just like the chick that threw acid in her own face right??

  • Shut Up Sonia

    Im still baffled, tryin to figure out a motive for her husband who’s on jet skis to get blasted my Mexican pirates, this chick needs to spill it, her story is bogus

  • DaRev

    They got Lake Pirates now? DAMNN

    • blaxitive


  • MR2010

    FYI all you uninformed racists on here… this lake in Texas HAS had a serious problem with Mexican pirates for over a year now. So much of a problem that President Obama sent 1,200 national guard troops to this area. This lake straddles the Texas-Mexico border and there have been several pirate attacks from Mexican drug cartels on American fishing boats.

    • Txhustla15

      Lmao real talk…ppl dont even know – this is my state come down to Lake Amistad or Juarez at times that have a murder rate with over 100 in day at peak. Its not a game….

  • Txhustla15

    Plus props to all people who actually believe Mexican authorities, errbody knows especially you live near a border in the US about their level of rampant corruption.


    With the economy tanking the way it it is,insurances schemes like this one will be an everyday occurrence soon….

  • Kem Wer

    So let me get this right, I’m a Mexican Drug Cartel making millions funneling drugs through the border, but I’d rather be a Mexican pirate and jack people on the high seas who may or may not have money on them? Or go through the trouble of holding them for ransom hoping that their peeps may or may not have enough money to pay me. Being a Mexican Drug Cartel sounds easier.

  • LadyB

    First off why would they kill her husband, and let her live? She is lying and maybe the husband is in on it. They need to look into this couples financial records and see if they are having trouble in that area, and insurance policies. Something is real fishy!

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