Welp, I guess armed robbery runs in the family now:
DAILY MAIL – Michael Brown’s mother has been named as one of the ‘attackers’ who assaulted and robbed vendors selling t-shirts commemorating the youngster’s death.
A report from Ferguson police identified Lesley McSpadden, 34, as one of a group of up to 30 people that ran into the tent and ransacked the stall in the Missouri city.
Pearlie Gordon, 54, Brown’s mother-in-law, and two men were selling ‘Justice for Mike Brown’ merchandise when the subjects ‘jumped out of vehicles and rushed them.’
According to the document obtained by the Smoking Gun, Gordon told police that McSpadden approached her and said, ‘You can’t sell this s****.’
In response, Gordon reiterated that she was Michael’s mother-in-law and said that unless McSpadden had a patent with her son’s name on it, she would continue to sell the merchandise.
Then McSpadden’s mother, Desureia Harris, began to rip down t-shirts hanging on a line, Gordon told officers.
While doing it she said: ‘You don’t know my grandson like that.’
Then other members of the group joined in and also began ‘tearing her booth apart.’
Gordon told the authorities that she was repeatedly struck in the head and knocked to the ground.
More than $1500 in merchandise and $400 in cash ‘was stolen by unknown subjects’ who managed to escape before police arrived.
A witness who saw the alleged assault while waiting at a red signal said that she saw subjects ‘punching’ the t-shirt vendors.
The investigation into the incident – which has been classed as an armed robbery – is ongoing.