Criminal Justice

Cops Say Ivy League-Bound Girl, 17, Pulled 9 mm Sig Sauer on Her Own Mom to Force Car Purchase

Corrected: A 17-year-old Florida honor student is being held in juvenile detention over an incident in which she allegedly pulled a 9 mm Sig Sauer on her own mother, pistol-whipped her and ordered her, at gunpoint, to go to a local car dealership and co-sign for a car.

Apparently fearful of interfering with Rachel Anne Hachero’s status as an honor student at the exclusive Canterbury School in Fort Myers, as well as the scholarships she has reportedly been offered to attend several Ivy League colleges, her mother declined to press charges over the incident, according to the Naples Daily News and the News-Press.

However, Lee County sheriff’s deputies charged Hachero anyway. She faces counts of battery; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a person younger than 18.

It is unclear what is going to happen with the car for which Hachero’s mother co-signed, a black 2004 Nissan 350Z.

The handgun allegedly used by Hachero reportedly was previously stolen along with other weapons during a burglary.

The teen’s unidentified mother referred a newspaper request for comment to attorney Jay Brizel, who declined to discuss the case. A spokeswoman for the high school also had no comment.

Edited on March 30 to correct the car model to a 2004 Nissan 350Z.


Edited on March 30 to correct the car model to a 2004 Nissan 350Z.

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