*I wanted to add this: First off my situation is real and can be proven by reading daily journal of Kankakee,IL newspaper or website and I have a clipping of my situation from their website posted to this page. Mind you scammers usually don’t show proof and make up a sob story just to get money out of strangers and use that money for alcohol, drugs or go on a shopping spree. I am not one of those people. My wife has been attack by multiple people on a buy and sell trade page on Facebook. One man telling us to get a job(Me and wife work full time) people saying insurance would had covered me but they don’t know I was going through temp jobs and money either wasn’t great or the travel was very inconvenient for me. So rent, utilities, groceries and gas money was necessary. Thankfully I had a credit card to cover all that. Also the $6,000 isn’t a lot I believe, mind you I’m not just covering the car, I had over $300 worth of mechanic tools in my car. I had to pay over $560 just for the plates the sticker and registration. The car cost me $5,500 which I had to use all of my 401K just to get a decent car that wasn’t a lemon. I’m not going to people’s inbox begging and people don’t seem to understand that if you see a go fund me and you don’t want to donate “YOU DON’T HAVE TO DONATE!!!” All we asking is for people to share my go fund me and not asking people to donate hundreds of dollars I’m happy with $5 from each person to be honest. This is why I deleted my Facebook account because if I still had my account I would of had a few words for those people. So please not everyone is a scammer people like me have real life emergencies and hardships. Stop voicing your negativity because you’re unhappy with life and dislike people based on their race or using stereotypes based on what you see in movies or what some people have done in the world. I’m a proud man and everything I ever bought was from me putting in time and work. I’ve never sold drugs, never been in a gang, so any negative stereotypical thing you can come up with I’m not any of them. I always kept a job, I bought all 4 of my cars with no assistance but this time I’m asking for help.(July 17/2:18 a.m).
I never thought I would create a go fund me page. Sadly on July 8th around 10pm I was working inside of my car and men hop out of a van and had guns pointing at my head. They took my car, my wallet and all my mechanic tools. I bought the car you see in the photo above last year in November and after only 8 months it’s been taken from me. I never ask for help because I have pride and always have been independent and work hard for things I want in life.
I’ve seen people I personally knew that didn’t want to keep a job and create pages like this to get money out of friends, family and strangers. Believe me I didn’t want to create this page because it makes me feel like a charity case. This has affected me mentally and has devastated my wife thinking she almost lost her husband. This was my primary vehicle that I used to get to work and I also would check on my step sons and my mother in law.
My wife offered me to use her car for getting back and forth to work, but after this event I didn’t want her alone without a car in case there’s an emergency with her mother or with any of our kids. So I basically given up my job and now I’m unemployed. The thought of being away from my wife and this could happen again wouldn’t sit well with me and I couldn’t focus at work. Losing her would ruin my life, we’ve been together for 3 years and married 9 months. Sad to say she has experienced this before and not even a year and half later it happens to me and she’s having a relapse. My story was in the local newspaper and on the radio.
I've broke down in tears two days later. Not out of fear but out of anger because I was helpless and they took something of mine I worked hard to get. This scenario plays in my head all day everyday. One of the suspects has been arrested but with Illinois law system he’ll be back on the streets since his bond is set for $75,000 which in my opinion he shouldn’t of gotten a bond hearing at all and the other 3 still roam free.
Sadly one of the cars along with mine was found in the Kankakee river, this car was involved in a drive by shooting then ditch into the Kankakee river. A white GMC truck was wreck by the guy who was arrested he crashed into a school bus(no kids were on it thankfully) and he crashed into a cop. I’m assuming all cars that were stolen are either wreck or submerged in a river. If you happen to see a 2013 gray Dodge Avenger with a long crack on the front windshield on the driver’s side with black and maroon seat covers in your area that’s my car.
If anyone could help I would be most grateful for any amount of donation to my dilemma. Please be aware of your surroundings. Try to have someone with you at night and carry something to protect yourself with. Don’t take life for granted, cherish every second of life with those who love you.
- Melissa Craft
- Keith Young
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