Police have charged, Erica Leann Robinson, of Greensboro, NC., after she falsely reported her vehicle stolen in September 2017. The cry wolf call led to a short police pursuit that resulted in five people dying in a crash.
The Battleground Ave crash was one of the worst within the metropolis’s historical past, police said at the time.
(Pictured are two victims of the resulting crash, Alyssa “Allie” Mackenzie Bolick, R, and Theresa Monique Kingcade)
Robinson was officially charged with filing a false police report Tuesday.
Greensboro Police say Robinson reported a car was stolen. At the time, Sheriff deputies had no way of knowing this report was false. When a Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the vehicle because he believed it was stolen — the car fled. The Acura sped up, blew through a red light at New Garden Road and Battleground Ave. and collided with an Optima that was crossing the intersection at New Garden.source
The people in both cars were killed, which includes the three people in the Acura and two people in the Optima.
The three in the Acura were Deshon Lee Manuel, 42; Theresa Monique Kingcade, 34; and, Bruce Wayne Hunt, 30. The driver of the Optima was Stephanie Louise Warshauer, 32. Her passenger was 29-year-old Alyssa “Allie” Mackenzie Bolick. All five that died were Greensboro residents.
Police did not release additional information on Robinson, such as a booking photo, living address or age.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.