David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 12-192
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- May 31, 2012
- Contact Person:
- Lawrence McKinnon : email@example.com
Wife Of Sheriff David Gee Injured In Hit And Run Traffic Crash
Suspect arrested after threatening store clerk and leaving hit and run crash involving wife of Sheriff David Gee.
- May 31, 2012
- Time: 12:00 AM
- Lithia Pinecrest and Bloomingdale Avenue
Raul De Alejandro, DOB 3-27-90
5811 Durant Road
Leaving a Crash with Injuries
Leaving the Scene with Property Damage
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Rhonda Gee, 42
(Wife of Sheriff David Gee)
On May 31, 2012 at approximately 7:30 am, Raul de Alejandro was inside the Hess Gas
Station, 3353 Lithia Pinecrest Road, attempting to purchase cigarettes. De
Alejandro became outraged when the clerk refused to sell him cigarettes
because he had no identification to prove his age.
De Alejandro threatened to leave the store and return to kill the clerk. The
clerk and store patrons followed de Alejandro out to his car to get his tag
number when de Alejandro stated, "I'll just kill you now." De Alejandro's
16-year-old sister was waiting in the car and began screaming, "no, don't do
it," putting further fear in the clerk's mind that he was going to kill her.
De Alejandro fled the parking lot in his 1995 Buick when the store clerk began
screaming, "the sheriff's office is on the way." De Alejandro drove onto
Bloomingdale Avenue at Lithia Pinecrest Road and struck a 2012 Dodge driven by
Rhonda Gee who was driving through the intersection.
De Alejandro then fled the crash scene and broke down on the side of the road
a short distance away. A passing motorist followed de Alejandro and was able
to direct deputies to his location where he was taken into custody without
further incident. De Alejandro is listed as a certified "Dover Locos" gang
member. De Alejandro and his sister were not injured in the crash.
Rhonda Gee was taken to Tampa General Hospital and is currently being examined
for possible head injuries.