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Woman robbed shop with panties on head

2012-10-30 08:37

Potchefstroom - A Potchefstroom court heard on Monday how a young woman swallowed anti-depressants with rum before robbing a local supermarket while wearing a pair of panties on her head.

The court heard that Michelle Coetzee, 21, was suicidal when she took the tablets and couldn’t remember what happened afterwards.

She also couldn’t explain why she’d done it, reported Volksblad.

Coetzee pleaded guilty to several charges, including robbery, after holding a knife to a cashier’s neck and fleeing on a scooter with R7 000 in March this year.

Cashier Martie du Plooy testified: “She held the knife against my throat. She just said ‘open up, open up’. I then opened the cash register because I feared for my life. Then she grabbed R7 000 and left.”

Coetzee was given a suspended sentence of five years as well as correctional supervision, community service and had to go to rehab programmes.

The court was told about Coetzee’s severely dysfunctional family background, which included domestic violence, alcohol abuse and psychological problems.

The woman had tried to commit suicide before and had a history of drug abuse.

Comments
  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-10-30 08:44

    Drugs,panties with holes and knives dont mix my dear.

      gift.mushi.9 - 2012-10-30 09:19

      She was supposed to be locked up for years. She knew exactly what she was doing just like Jub Jub and his friend who smoked drugs before engaging on a drag racing that killed innocent children. The Law in South Africa still favours whites. If it was a black the setence was going to be harsh. A black man is always a suspect. When people see a black man running they sart asking what did he still while when a white man is running they say he is jogging (exercising). Nx.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-10-30 09:27

      You're not well Gift.

      drexel.drexel.7 - 2012-10-30 09:29

      @gift.mushi.9 - blame Verwoerd, seems to be the easiest way out these days for your government. Majority blaming the minority for everything that goes wrong, you make me sick.

      jac.theron - 2012-10-30 11:15

      Gift .... Are you smoking something aswell?

      preshen.govender.12382 - 2012-10-30 12:23

      The new Victoria’s secrets range

      johny.stront - 2012-10-30 12:26

      Gift.. No one died in this story. But Jub Jub Moron killed a couple of students. See the diference? No? didn't think so. I must be a racist then.

  • richard.bosmano - 2012-10-30 08:45

    Shame ,poor young lady has some serious issues

      loki.scribus - 2012-10-30 08:59

      Yeah man, poor girl. I hope she gets through it okay. It's a welcome break from the usual depressing news we have to put up with.

      kgolane.thulare - 2012-10-30 09:11

      I find it funny , had this been a black 21 year old girl, white folk would be carryin n about how the country is in shambles, ANC, Malema, etc...This clown girl was high, drunk, she had a knife, threatened a cashiers life, stole money , and sped off on a scooter(high and drunk)...and the cherry on the cake, she did all of this with a G-STRING ON HER HEAD....shes a dumb criminal.

      malcolm.naidoo.12 - 2012-10-30 09:13

      poor white person

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-10-30 09:28

      Kgolane, she probably had the g string on backwards too. Not the brightest looking tool in the shed.

      art5SA - 2012-10-30 09:33

      Question is.... Was she wearing PANTIES DOWN BELOW????

      kgolane.thulare - 2012-10-30 11:48

      lol...in the picture she looks like she still has some rash from taking the G-string on and off her face...Cant belive this young lady, robbing the store with skid marks on the cheeks...lol...

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-30 11:52

      @richard.bosmano. "Shame ,poor young lady has some serious issues" Or some serious fetish ??

  • Leah - 2012-10-30 08:47

    All I can think is: were panties clean?!? I know this woman has issues; but I actually had a good giggle

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-30 08:54

      Hehe Leah - me too! *slaps own wrist* I must confess to hoping there was a pic of her with her broeks on. Can't help wondering if they were Ouma broeks or sexy g-strings. *giggles at the thought* Jokes aside - poor kid. This is going to be hard to live down and having her pic published could seriously push her over the edge. Let's hope her family gets her some help. Siestog.

      art5SA - 2012-10-30 09:34

      YUUUKKKK!!! I can see her running into the supermarket, with a FRESH SKID MARK on her panties..... ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-10-30 08:50

    Let's hope she gets all the help she needs. Depression is no laughing matter...

  • sam.madori - 2012-10-30 08:52

    drugs are not good. Panties on head? Were those panties clean?

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-30 09:33

      She is a criminal and should be treated as such, she was armed with a knife. Sorry whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • dewey.dudu - 2012-10-30 08:53

    I feel so sad for this young woman, and hope she is helped to deal with the pain in her life.

  • terrence.naicker.1 - 2012-10-30 08:55

    "Let's hope she gets all the help she needs. Depression is no laughing matter..." , true but ironically laughing is one thing guaranteed to help with depression.I wonder how they found her ? Maybe someone identified the panties ...

      art5SA - 2012-10-30 09:37

      They identified the SKID MARK!

      Andrea - 2012-10-30 09:37

      Yeah, I wonder too ... somewhere in that village somebody must have shouted out : "Haai, dis MY broek, blerrie teef!"

  • joanita.hilton - 2012-10-30 08:56

    LOL! musta been some big ass panties ;/

      art5SA - 2012-10-30 09:37

      Possibly a pair of "PERIOD PANTIES"? Also known as an "ARMY HELMET"!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • jason.heineberg - 2012-10-30 08:59

    Captain Underpants to the rescue!!

  • jacque.fransman - 2012-10-30 08:59

    Funny now you don't hear any racist remarks or how bad the Govt is because its a white person what make her so special cause she used anti depressions and alcohol robbey is robbery just show just a little bit of trouble in theirs life and they can't cope life is a bitch if the don't work out how you want it to be ne

      malcolm.naidoo.12 - 2012-10-30 09:12

      interesting Jacque.... u just made some bad friends on here for speaking the glaring truth

      art5SA - 2012-10-30 09:39

      CHIRP OF THE DAY @ Merven!!!!!

      peter.beltingser - 2012-10-30 09:43

      I have to agree with you. In most cases the perpetrator is on some kind of drug or alcohol and the product of a dysfunctional family and upbringing, but it seems these are used as excuses only when the perpetrator is white. I'm a whitey so please don't call me racist :)

      auntie.lebo - 2012-10-30 09:49

      Lol merven that's not very nice!

      malcolm.naidoo.12 - 2012-10-30 11:52

      @ Peter - LOL, its likely they would have if u didn't say that :-)... I would not consider myself to be totally free of racism... but some of the comments here makes me wonder how these guys manage in a country like this

  • sue.r.byronmoore - 2012-10-30 09:00

    Oh dear ..... although a very funny mental image,a tragic young lady. Hope she gets - and accepts - the help she needs.

  • warren.rodel - 2012-10-30 09:00

    This is one for the Jerry Springer show!

  • auntie.lebo - 2012-10-30 09:04

    There are a whole lot of criminals that come from dysfunctional families why is she a special case? She should get the same treatment!

      malcolm.naidoo.12 - 2012-10-30 09:10

      cos she is white

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-30 10:06

      Every offender is judged on his/her own personal circumstances. It has nothing to do with colour or race.

      malcolm.naidoo.12 - 2012-10-30 10:50

      @Gerrit, that is how it should be... but not on here with the ABSOLUTE RACIST (mostly white) comments... they know who they are

  • andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-30 09:05

    Some-one may have called her a "d@@s gesig". Anti-depressants with rum does tend to turn things upside down. Probably didn't know her @arse from her elbow either.

      art5SA - 2012-10-30 09:39

      LOL!!!!!

  • mfanah.radebe - 2012-10-30 09:19

    Come now females hahahahaha iyho

  • anton.bischoff - 2012-10-30 09:32

    Something smells fishy

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-30 09:39

      Dirty panties is known for that.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-30 09:36

    Oh my goodness...I hope the pantie was at least clean.

  • napolita.kio - 2012-10-30 09:40

    If "dysfunctional family background, which included domestic violence, alcohol abuse and psychological problems." were a reasonable/acceptable cause to commit crime, then our prisons will surely be empty. In another story, a mother is sent to jail for 5 years because on her way of the supermarket security found crayons with the child the mother was carrying on her back! Amazing...

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-10-30 09:45

    She was so high that she can't remember panties on her head but she could drive a scooter....odd

  • mpumelelo.matross - 2012-10-30 09:48

    Must everything in RSA be about race. How about dealing with issues as people because crime, unemployment, poverty affects EVERYONE. Can we please just grow up....seriously.

  • gift.mushi.9 - 2012-10-30 09:56

    @drexel.drexel.7 You are sick yourself because of your racist attitude.

  • Valerie Jacobs - 2012-10-30 09:57

    see, proof that sniffing your underwear makes you do stupid thing. i bet she even left skid marks in her getaway

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-30 10:02

    @ Gift, it's people like you who are despicable. It had nothing to do with race until you made it so. If you are ashamed of your race, get back into the rathole from hence you came, fool.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-30 10:21

    this girl belongs in jail, black, white, green, yellow, doesnt matter.

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-30 10:29

    I may be critisized for my comment but, yes she had huge issues, but fact remain even under the influence of anti depressants she still held a knife to someone's neck. I put myself in the cashier's shoes and image the feelings of this person who was held at knife point....and I would be seriously pissed off if the person got such a light sentence... Anyway, I hope she can be helped and I certainly hope councelling is offered to the cashier as well.

      Moi - 2012-10-30 14:53

      Agreed. She couldn't have been that out of it if she was able to drive a scooter and remembered to take a knife along? Seems like a constructed sob story to get her out of jail time.

  • danscholtz123 - 2012-10-30 10:48

    I wonder why she used panties and not a G-String. Why bother with idiots like this let her be and leave her alone ---- let her do humanity a favour and commit suicide. She should have been locked up, she knew what she was doing. Or maybe she was doing a skit for a comedy show. (I am sure this gave Leon Shuster a few ideas)

  • bfatyela1 - 2012-10-30 11:55

    She belongs to Jail if she was not thinking clearly @ the time why did she had to think of robbing let alone hold a cashier @ knife point

      Maverick82 - 2012-10-30 15:50

      Hmmmm....who is Jail? Lol

  • Moi - 2012-10-30 12:10

    Seriously....panties on your head??? The world is full of hoodies and beanies, even stockings...and she goes for panties?

  • michele.lavagna - 2012-10-30 13:12

    @gift, are you taking special pills? There is a huge difference between wearing panties on your head with a knife in your hand and threatening than to killing innocent children. Please tell me that you can tell the difference?

  • magomarele - 2012-10-30 14:24

    she's seriously neglected and mentally stuffed.

  • malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-11-02 08:16

    A g-string on your head won't cover much of your face... not very bright is our robber, is she?

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-11-02 08:35

    Ha ha - WTF.... - the signs of the times - panties are now multifunctional..... Give that girl a bells - for stupidity!!!!!

  • dave.ducker.3 - 2012-11-07 08:02

    Do the crime face the time, I think she got away very lightly, wonder if she also got charged for drunk driving ??

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