A 17-year-old Texas girl was arrested on suspicion of arranging for her friend to be robbed and carjacked as she also pretended to be a victim.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Susan Marie Mize, 17, and a 16-year-old boy were charged with felony aggravated robbery for a scheme that allegedly involved two boys carjacking and robbing Mize’s friend, Preston Barry.
Interviews revealed that Mize offered the victim money to drive her and a few friends to Houston. Mize and the victim went to Creekside Park Friday night to meet with her friends, according to the newspaper.
“While at the park, the 15-year-old male juvenile, wearing a mask, allegedly approached the driver side door of victim’s car brandishing what he believed was a handgun,” Montgomery County Lieutenant Scott Spencer said.
“The victim was ordered into the backseat of the vehicle, where the 16-year-old juvenile suspect allegedly brandished a knife and ordered the victim to be tied up with Mize’s shoelaces.”
Reports obtained by KTRK also indicated that the teens drove Barry and Mize to an ATM, where Barry was forced to withdraw money. According to KPRC, after tying the victim up, the suspects drove Mize home.
The Conroe Patch wrote that the suspects drove the victim to his home to get more money. Upon cutting him loose, the victim ran into his home, locked the door, and told his parents what happened. His parents, in turn, reported the incident to 911.
Police arrested 16-year-old suspect who allegedly brandished the knife at Dennis Johnston Park in Spring, where they located the car. Police also revealed that a kitchen knife and two BB guns were found in the victim’s car.
Mize was arrested at her home and has reportedly denied being involved in the plot despite not calling 911 to report the carjacking.
The 15-year-old suspect supposedly ran into the woods when deputies arrived. Deputies are currently in the process of filing a warrant for his arrest, according to the station.
[Featured Image: Suzan Mize/Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office]