The news is out, and so there is no need to hold back their names anymore. The former caregiver who orchestrated the attack on me is Jennifer Lynn Martinez aka Jennifer Alarcon, and her boyfriend Herbert Jon Cruz is the masked gunman who invaded my home, held me and my caregiver at gunpoint, and threw me out of my wheelchair. They now face more charges which further demonstrate that they are the scum of the earth. They along with another man are charged with burglarizing homes while the owners attended the funerals of their loved ones. Yes, these criminals are so low that they prey on disabled and grieving people for their own selfish ends.
This story has been all over the news in San Diego for the past few days. People are outraged, and they should be. When I was attacked, it was the second worst day of my life. The worst was when I lost my mother to cancer when I was 22. I was completely devastated. I can’t imagine coming home from her funeral to find her house ransacked. I held on to so many things of hers, things that helped me to feel close to her. A few of those items were jewelry. Some of it was stolen by these monsters too, and that has been extremely painful for me. But she died many years ago, so the loss is not as raw now as it must be for the other victims.
There’s another lesson in all this. Evil can look really ordinary. You know how when someone gets arrested for a heinous crime, their neighbors and friends will often be shocked and mention how quiet and unassuming the person seemed to be? Well, that’s absolutely true in this case. Jennifer Martinez aka Jennifer Alarcon speaks so quietly, she can be difficult to understand. She’s short and skinny, probably weighs 110 pounds soaking wet. (I instantly recognized her in the security video for that reason, even though her face is hidden). She seems like a sweet and harmless single mom. Don’t be fooled. She has to be a soulless monster to go into the home of a disabled person, who has struggled and worked hard to succeed and live a full life, and plan to rob them at gunpoint and destroy their world. Only a sociopath could look at obituaries and plan to rob someone while they are saying goodbye to their mother or brother or child. These people don’t deserve to be a part of humanity.
If you are reading this, and lost your precious belongings and sense of safety at the worst time in your life, my heart goes out to you. You’re not alone. Please contact me and let’s support each other and work together to get these wastes of air put away for a long time.