An honor's student accused of the unthinkable!
A mother was pistol-whipped and held at gunpoint by her daughter. Deputies say that's how 17-year-old Rachel Hachero forced her mom to buy her a new car.
"She's a 17-year-old little girl. She's like 5 feet nothing, 100 [pounds] nothing, very sweet."
Deputies say 17-year-old Rachel Hecharo has a violent side.
They say she pistol-whipped her mother and then threatened to kill her after he mom refused to co-sign a load for a car.
Sean Bannigan was the salesman who helped Hecharo and her mother.
"The only thing that was out of the ordinary was that her mom was in a hurry, that was it," Bannigan said.
Deputies say that might be because she was forced to drive to the dealership on Tamiami Trail, they say Hecharo had a pistol in her purse.
Once Hachero had the keys, she drove off. Her mother waited until she was in school the next day to call deputies, but then changed her mind about wanting to prosecute.
It turns out as well as being an honor role student at Canterbury School and an avid runner, Hachero also had been accepted into an Ivy League school.
Deputies were able to determine Hachero's pistol had been stolen from a Port Authority official in a burglary last July.
They are looking into how it got into her possession.