Wichita, KS – Police have arrested two teens after they allegedly robbed a woman at a Taco Bell drive-through after she suffered a fatal brain aneurysm.
Danielle Zimmerman, 43, had left her home to pick up some Taco Bell for her family when she suffered the aneurysm and crashed into the restaurant’s drive-through speaker box. While some witnesses rushed to Zimmerman’s aid, Daquantrius Shaquill Johnson and Quanique Dontrell Thomas-Hameen allegedly approached her for entirely different reasons.
Instead of trying to help the poor woman, the two 19-year-olds robbed Zimmerman of her wedding ring, purse, and iPhone as she lay dying. Emergency crews arrived and rushed Zimmerman to the hospital where she was placed on life support.
Sadly, Zimmerman never regained consciousness and her family made the extremely difficult decision to remove her from life support on Monday. It was at the hospital where Zimmerman’s husband learned that his wife had been robbed.
“Instead of trying to help her, somebody robbed her,” he said. “What really appalled me — the wedding ring. How could you take somebody’s wedding ring off their finger?”
Her purse was eventually found near the Taco Bell, although $150 and credit cards were missing. Her iPhone and wedding ring have not been recovered at this time. Zimmerman’s family says they don’t care about recovering the missing money or phone, they just want the ring back in their possession.
Johnson has been charged with criminal possession of a firearm, robbery and violating bail. Thomas-Hameen has been charged with suspicion of robbery and traffic charges. Police are looking for a third man in connection to the theft and have given local pawn shops a description of the ring.
While the actions of these alleged thieves are despicable, the part of the story that troubles me the most is the brain aneurysm. In some ways I guess it’s an ok way to die – it’s quick and, I assume, fairly painless – but Jesus Christ, how do you prevent something like that?Tags: brain aneurysm, Crime, Danielle Zimmerman, Daquantrius Shaquill Johnson, Kansas, Quanique Dontrell Thomas-Hameen, Taco Bell, Theft