While the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office collected suspects in the shooting death of 7-year-old Heydi Rivas-Villanueva, a local restaurant collected donations for Heydi’s family.
Surveillance video caught a woman helping herself to Tapatio Restaurant’s donation jar Friday night. On Saturday, officers arrested Tammy Crews and said the 46-year-old admitted to stealing the donation jar with $600.
A Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office said Crews, “admitted that she took the donation jar and used the money to support her crack cocaine addiction.”
The Sheriff’s Office posted a video of the theft to its social media accounts Saturday. By that afternoon, they received a tip that Crews was the woman in the video. An officer crossed her path just four blocks from Tapatio Restaurant, the Sheriff’s Office said. When she mentioned she had a crack pipe, she was detained. Soon after, officers said, Crews admitted to the jar theft.
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She was booked into jail on charges of grand theft and drug paraphernalia possession. Bond was set at $10,000.
Heydi was shot Aug. 11 in a parked car near Tapatio when a gunfight broke out on either side of the vehicle. Three people have been arrested in connection with that shooting.