• Mar 30, 2011
17-year-old pistol-whipping honor roll student wants Nissan – Click above to watch video

A 17-year-old girl from Fort Myers, Florida allegedly pistol-whipped her mother into buying her a 2004 Nissan 350Z last week. The teen, an Ivy League-bound honor student at the prestigious Canterbury School, reportedly lost control when her mother refused to co-sign on the car.

According to the Naples Daily, Rachel Ann Hachero went home after her mother's refusal grabbed a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol, hit her mother with it, and demanded she accompany her to the dealership. Not wanting to get shot, the mother complied and signed off on the purchase. The next day, while her daughter was at school, the mother recovered the gun and drug paraphernalia from the girl's purse and called the police.

Hachero's mom says she doesn't want to press charges because of her daughter's Ivy League scholarships, but a judge says Hachero must remain in juvenile detention for the time being. The girl has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person younger than 18 and battery. To make matters worse, the gun was found to be one of three stolen from a Lee County, Florida Port Authority employee last July. Top tip, Berto!

*UPDATE: NBC affiliate WPTV video coverage of the story added after the jump.

[Sources: Naples Daily, Crime Time, WPTV]



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      Terry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Next year's headline: Ivy League student opens fire on campus. Time to keep her in juvenile hall and revoke the scholarship.
        NASKIE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Terry
        Amen to that....this article is the craziest I have heard yet...her mother is only making it worse..
      • 3 Years Ago
      How on earth does a 17-year-old future Ivy Leaguer come into possession of a handgun stolen from a police officer?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I knew a lot of smart kids who did a lot of sketchy crap. A lot of the same people who later when to Ivys shot up heroin and blew up pipe bombs. If I recall correctly the pipe bomber got into U Penn and the heroin user got ended up at Columbia (though he did clean up before graduating). Being smart doesn't automatically mean that you're not gonna act like a moron when you're a teenager.
      Bev
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish reporters would learn proper grammar - punctuation and all. As to the girl, some are way more spoiled than others, huh?! And doesn't youth culture today - violent-sexy-drug-using hip-hop-ish-kool - practically celebrate this kind of behavior ?! Very sad story.
        NASKIE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bev
        This has nothing today with todays culture...that woman is psychotic. I don't care if she was a genius or a bum, she would do that to her mom..she would shot you! Some people are capable of the violence, have been since the beginning of time...that woman probably wasn't even allowed to watch or be around bad influences..its her brain..
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think I just found the perfect villain to fight Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass 2 movie.

      Her character is a merciless drug dealer disguises as an innocent school girl. Her signature move is her kung-fu pistol whip. Her get away car is, of course, a Nissan 350Z.

      She always has her upper-hand on Hit-Girl, but eventually her own fearful mother sold her out to the police.

      She will be in prison, befriending with other villains, and planning for their revenge in the comeback -- Kick-Ass 3.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict that the scholarship is pulled once the Ivy League school finds out about this.
      Robert
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is proof that smart people do stupid crap. More proof is the politicians in Washington, where there greed is destrying us.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank goodness, the genius was stopped in her tracks before entering the Ivy League school and shooting up the place.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Doesn't matter if the mom doesn't file charges, she can kiss any Ivy League scholarships good-bye now that it's national news.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Future Senator?
      EatmyP
      • 3 Years Ago
      At my house we're all too busy being average to pistol-whip somebody for a damn CAR. My husband and I are working three jobs between us to keep it together and keep everybody from having to sleep in the shelter. We got no new Nissans and we got no scholarships. If we're LUCKY there'll be some money left over this month to pay the orthodontist. We can only hope. Ain' no Ivy-leaguer's up in hyah! Just workin' people!
        ekochanska
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EatmyP
        So what's your point? You're poor and she's Ive-league bound on a scholarship and.....what?
      • 3 Years Ago
      She could be the daughter of a Latino dad and Asian mom. Also lots of Filipinos have Spanish surnames. At any rate, she seems to be a combination of oriental female hysterics and latino temper. Also she could have a secret good for nothing but trouble spermbag of a boyfriend which could explain the gun.
        NASKIE
        • 3 Years Ago
        Wow..so its her other side that makes her crazy..so asians and let me guess, whites aren't crazy for no good reason...you all are used to beating your parents anyway!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lots of really dumb, holier-than-thou comments here.

      The girl is a drug addict. None of us knows how or why. I hope she gets help and does well in the rest of her life.

      Keep in mind that this story is not news. It's entertainment and it's an abberation. Of course, there are some who love to take the unusual and say it's the norm. This is an attempt to list one's self by proclaiming everything to be going to Hell in a handbasket. Lame. Look around you and see that there are far more important things happening in this country, ones that will negatively affect your well-being for decades to come.

      Oh, and Guns, Gays, brown people, runaway Toyotas, Muslims, healthy food, birth certificates, and smart, drug-addicted asian teens AREN'T any of them.
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