A mother from Florida was watching television when she suddenly saw her son’s face on the screen. In disbelief, she learned that her son was wanted for a crime involving a senior citizen, and police officers were seeking the help of the public for answers. However, when she called the police, even they were left stunned as she uttered four unexpected words.
Romona Gordon was watching television when she suddenly saw a photo of her 14-year-old son, Shaquille Dixon, on the screen. She quickly learned that he was wanted in connection with a terrible crime. Come to find out, while with two other juveniles, he stole an 81-year-old woman’s car at gunpoint in a Walmart parking lot. Acting on instinct, Gordon quickly called the police and uttered four words not often heard nowadays: “He needs to learn.”
“It is really difficult for me. I turned my son in. I do not condone anything like this,” Gordon said after discovering her son’s crime, adding that “he needs to learn” from his behavior, according to Rare. “When I saw it, he wasn’t aware that he was on TV. I called the police right away and had them come and get him,” she recalled.
Once the police arrived and took Dixon in, he reportedly confessed to stealing the 81-year-old woman’s car. According to police, the three boys followed the victim out of the store, committed the serious offense in the parking lot, and almost ran her over with her own vehicle as they fled the scene.
“The boys instigated and all of that,” a disappointed Gordon said. “His grandmother is the same age! And, that’s what I said to him — ‘That’s like the age of your grandma. How could you?’”
The Broward Sheriff’s office has now turned to social media in a desperate attempt to apprehend the remaining two suspects. Their Facebook post, featuring an image of the suspects, read as follows:
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested one of the three juveniles who carjacked an elderly woman at gunpoint last week. Shaquille Dixon, 14, was taken into custody Jan. 19 and is now facing a felony carjacking charge.
Surveillance video from the afternoon of Jan. 15 shows the three teens following the victim into thestore from the parking lot of the Walmart at 3001 N. State Road 7, in Lauderdale Lakes and then remerging into the parking lot once she had finished her shopping.
As the woman made her way back to her car, the three young robbers split up; two of them flanked the victim while a third approached from the front. He quickly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded the keys to the victim’s brown 2015 Toyota Corolla. The victim complied. The three robbers fled so abruptly that they nearly struck her as they pulled out of the parking space.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact BSO Detective Armando Enrique at 954-321-4229 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
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As for 14-year-old Shaquille Dixon, he has been arrested and charged with felony carjacking. However, it doesn’t look like he’s learned his lesson yet, as he is seemingly allowing police to waste resources rather than provide information on the identities and whereabouts of his accomplices since police are asking the public for help and offering a reward.
Parents in our society have slowly transitioned into the mindset where they will defend their children, regardless of their crimes. However, when you commit a crime, you should pay the consequences; plain and simple. It’s refreshing to see that this mother is doing what parents should do and is teaching her son that actions have consequences. Although it may be too late for this young man to be taught the lesson that “he needs to learn,” maybe other parents can enforce this mom’s style of tough love on their own kids before it’s too late for them.