Quacheena Juett of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested Thursday after she allegedly instructed her 12-year-old daughter to punch a woman at a gas station, news sources report. Juett then allegedly stole the woman’s phone. Juett, 33, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child, resisting arrest without violence, burglary, and dealing in stolen property. It is unclear whether she qualified for bail bond. Reports did not specify a defense attorney for Juett.
According to reports, the incident took place Saturday at a Sunoco gas station on West Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Juett was attempting to pull up to a pump, but another vehicle was blocking the way, reports say. When the driver, Randa St. Cyr, exited her car, Juett allegedly yelled for her to pull her car up. St. Cyr reportedly told Juett that she needed to pump gas before moving her car.
Juett and her daughter reportedly exited their vehicle, confronting St. Cyr. At that point, Juett allegedly told her daughter to punch St. Cyr. “The mother told her 12-year-old daughter to “handle that,” [and] the juvenile struck the victim in the face with a closed fist,” a police report supposedly says.
St. Cyr went to get her phone from her car so she could notify authorities. Juett allegedly beat St. Cyr to her car, grabbing the iPhone first, sources allege. Juett and her daughter then allegedly fled the scene, taking St. Cyr’s phone with them. Based on reports, the incident was witnessed by two bystanders: a gas station employee and the business’s surveillance cameras.
Although Juett allegedly sold St. Cyr’s phone a few days after the altercation, detectives were able to use the GPS record from the phone to track her down on Thursday, reports say. In court, a county judge ordered Juett to make no contact with St. Cyr. A police spokesperson also commented on the case, reportedly saying, “It’s startling to see that a mother who’s supposed to be the role model for this child is telling this child to seek violence, and there’s no explanation for it.” According to reports, the Department of Children and Families is involved in the case.
South Florida is home to all sorts of unusual crimes. Earlier this month, Pompano Beach resident Reginald Renee Johnson was arrested for allegedly staring at a 14-year-old girl while masturbating at a bus stop, sources report. Johnson, 41, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of lewd or lascivious exhibition on a victim under 16. His bail was set at $50,000. It is unclear whether he hired legal aid.
Reports say the incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on April 23 at a bus stop on Northwest 3rd Avenue, in Pompano Beach. A 14-year-old girl was reportedly waiting at the stop when she noticed Johnson standing nearby, sources say. Johnson allegedly proceeded to expose his privates and masturbate while staring at the victim. The victim later told an authority figure at her school about the incident.
Several days later, the victim and her mother spotted Johnson near the stop and phoned police. Johnson was subsequently arrested and ordered to stay away from the bus stop, sources say.