Traveling couple claims car stolen, homeless - CBS46 News

Traveling couple claims car stolen, homeless

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LaKrystal and her husband Shawn Breakfield contacted CBS 46 and another local news station.

"Due to our situation of being homeless," said LaKrystal Breakfield.

They made the call after they reported their car stolen from a motel they were staying at in Morrow.

"It hurts to have the one thing that meant something to my family taken away from us," said LaKrystal Breakfield. "That's not a good feeling to have. Now we stuck in a place we don't know."

The Breakfields are traveling with their two young children.

"Yea, we live in Kansas City, MO. We were just getting out, riding around and visiting," said Shawn Breakfield.

According to the Breakfields, they booked a room at the Sun Suites in Morrow. They parked their 1985 black Chevy Caprice right in front of their motel door. They said sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. the next day, someone stole their car.

"No, we didn't have an alarm on our car because where we are from, people don't steal cars," said Shawn Breakfield.

Clayton County police Capt. Angelo Daniel told CBS 46 detectives are investigating the reported theft, but some things don't add up.

"It was reported that the couple took a computer inside the hotel room, yet they reported there was $6,000 left inside the vehicle. That kind of raises a few red flags," said Daniel.

"We had $6,000 in our tax check in our car," said Shawn Breakfield.

"So you'll can get the check printed again?" asked reporter Tony McNary.

"No, this was cash in an envelope in my purse in my trunk," said LaKrystal Breakfield.

We found out the Breakfields did two stories with TV stations in Kansas and two days before they came Clayton County they were involved in a police incident at a gas station in Texas.

"The cashier gave my husband back change in Ft. Worth that was fake," said LaKrystal Breakfield.

Shawn Breakfield said their need for help is genuine.

"We watch every news and we go off of the people that help. We can't get no help from the people we are working with. We call you guys cause you guys are the media, maybe you guys can help us get our story out there and the community can come together to help us as a family."

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