Police: Homeless couple robs Ohio tourist in Daytona Beach


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Two homeless people robbed an Ohio tourist, and then forced her to drive them around Daytona Beach, police said.

The incident began Sunday when a woman approached 33-year-old Nancy Johnson of Gallipolis, Ohio, in a convenience store parking lot, asking for spare change.

According to a police report, Johnson told her she had a $5 bill but would go inside the store and get change. The women went inside the store where Johnson got change and handed $2 to 37-year-old Leona Kight.

As Johnson backed her car out, 52-year-old Kenneth Shaffer approached and knocked on the window. Johnson lowered her window and Shaffer raised his shirt and revealed a handgun tucked into his waistband, police said.

Reports said Shaffer demanded money, and then Shaffer and Kight got into the vehicle and told Johnson to drive.

Johnson was able to escape and call authorities, a report said.

Kight and Shaffer were found early Monday at East International Speedway Boulevard and South Atlantic Avenue, police said.

The pair was arrested on kidnapping and attempted robbery charges.