Woman Claims She Ran Over Pedestrians Due To Stress
Remember when we told you about the woman who purposely plowed down nearly 40 pedestrians on the sidewalk on the Las Vegas strip — all with her baby sitting in the backseat? The lunatic has been identified, as a 24-year-old homeless “model,” who claims she was frustrated about not being able to find a place to park her car for her and her baby to sleep in.
The driver who killed a mother-of-three and injured 36 others on the Las Vegas Strip sidewalk is homeless – and claims it was the stress of finding a place to sleep that caused her to plow into dozens of innocent pedestrians on Sunday.
Lakeisha Holloway, 24, told authorities she was stressed out after being chased by security guards from parking lots where she had been trying to sleep before the crash, according to a police report obtained on Monday.
She had arrived in the Nevada city from Portland, Oregon, about a week ago, and had been residing in her 1996 Oldsmobile sedan, parking it at garages throughout the city, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. Holloway allegedly hit pedestrians on two different sections of the sidewalk while heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that Holloway was stoic and didn’t appear to be distressed when she was arrested. He said she told a valet at a hotel to call 911 after she mowed down people on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Holloway told authorities that she had been in Las Vegas for around a week, Lombardo added, and police believe she was living in her vehicle with her daughter. Lombardo said she was thought to have been passing through Las Vegas on her way to find the child’s estranged father in Texas.
TMZ reports that Holloway is a model, who was in Sin City for work. She had just started a clothing line, but it is not clear if she was modeling her own clothes or picking up work elsewhere.
Meanwhile, her actions remain a mystery to her family, who claim that they’ve never known her to show any erratic behavior, and that she’s always been upstanding and responsible until recently going off-the-rader.
They say that she showed signs of change after she returned from a brief stay in Texas. Lakiesha had also reportedly changed her number and had not spoken to any family members in about a month.
All that from a “model who just started her own clothing line?” That entire tale sounds like something she made up in her own mind. There’s still no telling what was really on her mind at the time, because this entire sob story sounds like a BS reason to go killing and injuring strangers. Some dots are clearly not connecting here…
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