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Wednesday March 30, 2011

Ivy League-bound Daughter Pistol-Whips Mom for Not Signing Car Loan

Ivy League-bound Daughter Pistol-Whips Mom for Not Signing Car Loan

Photo: Rachel Hachero: hit and threatened her mother for not signing a car loan

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A Florida teenager allegedly hit her mother with a gun after she refused to cosign on a loan for the car the girl wanted.

Rachel Hachero, 17, really wanted a 2004 black Nissan 350Z, but when she called her mother from the dealership wanting her to come down and cosign for a loan, her mother refused. That’s when Hachero got angry, very angry, and threatened to kill her.

On March 24, around 7p.m., Hachero came home carrying a 9 mm Sig Sauer handgun. She then hit her mother over the head with it and at gunpoint, forced her to drive to dealership where she signed the loan. Hachero then drove off in her new used car.

While Hachero was at school the next day, the mother found drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a gun in her daughter’s purse. The mother, not wanting to jeopardize her daughter’s Ivy league school acceptance and scholarships, did not wish to pres charges and only called the police because he was frightened by the girl’s behavior.

After arresting Hachero at her school, police still pressed charges, and she was transported to the Lee County Juvenile Assessment Center. A judge has ruled that she must remain there.

That Friday, Hachero was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person under 18 and battery.

Making the case against Hachero even worse for her is that fact that the gun recovered from her purse was stolen from the home of a Lee County Port Authority officer in Fort Myers last July. It was one of three guns taken from the home.

The teenager was a student at Fort Myers’ exclusive Canterbury School, and was a member of the school’s Model United Nations team, which won third place awards at a Harvard competition.

Police did not give the mother’s name, and did not identify the drugs found in Hachero’s purse.