Ferguson Mother of (At Least) 1 Arrested For Beating Metrolink Fare Collector

You know what’s coming, right? If you don’t know where I’m going with this one, pay close attention. Black females scrapping on public transportation. Ronisha Pampkin, 22, of Ferguson (Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Let’s Burn Down Our Own Neighborhood!), got into a fight with a fare collector at the North Hanley Metrolink station. A bystander recorded the fight and posted online (I know you are as surprised as I am), which the police used to identify Pampkin. Police arrested Pampkin and charged her with third-degree assault. According to witnesses, the fight started when the fare collector asked Pampkin to show a ticket or a transfer to ride the train. Pampkin, offended at being asked to actually pay to use public transportation, proceeded to beat the fare collector into submission.

But wait! There’s more!

Pampkin was arrested in March of this year for fleeing the scene of a crime AND fleeing the scene of an accident in a stolen vehicle. Pampkin fled at high speed from the Famous Footwear store in Chesterfield, MO. During the chase, she struck a vehicle on Eager Road and continued toward Hanley Road. She was (thankfully) apprehended by the Richmond Heights police.

But wait! There’s more!

Ronisha Pampkin was featured on a Youtube series entitled “Thrift Shop Divas” in 2014. Several well-meaning fashion design students at Webster Groves High School gave the mother of a then one-year-old (Black Matriarchy) a makeover using clothes bought from the Goodwill store. Pampkin, at the time, was a client of Goodwill Industries and planned to attend the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Going to be kind of hard to finish that program from the county jail.

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