Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! fame has been the victim of a devastating and terrifying robbery. According to new reports the reality TV star’s Nissan Xterra was vandalized and broken into this week while it was parked at a Marriott hotel in Macon, GA ― but that’s not the scariest part. Local law enforcement officials said that a few belongings were taken from her vehicle, including two handguns which the star keeps in holsters under her seats.
The incident comes amid worldwide talks about gun control laws in the United States in an effort to curb gun violence in around the country.
Mama June: From Not to Hot star Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has been the victim of a terrifying robbery near Macon, Georgia. The reality star’s car was burglarized this week while it was parked on the premises of a local Marriott hotel. Pumpkin’s Nissan Xterra was one of five cars broken into and vandalized during the incident which took place in the early morning hours of March 22, 2018. While it is unclear what was taken from the other vehicles, local law enforcement officials are saying that something valuable and deadly was taken from Lauryn’s car during the crime: two handguns.
According to a report from People, the two fully-loaded firearms taken from the 18-yeard-old star’s vehicle ― both Ruger P-series pistols ― were valued at $300 and $400 each and were hidden under the seats of her car at the time of the break-in. The police report also disclosed that both her social security and that of her deceased grandmother we taken in the incident as they were both in her wallet.
Unfortunately for local police and for the star, it seems unlikely that those responsible will be caught. Reports from the scene reveal that surveillance cameras covering the scene between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on the day in question were out of order. Even so, The Blast reports that the investigation into the incident is ongoing although they have yet to identify any potential suspects.
Meanwhile, the young star is a new mom! Pumpkin gave birth to her daughter Ella Grace in December of last year and is raising the child alongside her fiancé and baby daddy Josh Efrid… and apparently, motherhood hasn’t been a cakewalk for her. Though the star is said to be enjoying her role as a mom, she also has some regrets about how she did it.
“‘Alright, I’m gonna wait until I’m 24,'” she revealed during a talk with Gonzo Podcasts on March 20. “[…] I wish — maybe sometimes I wish I would’ve been able to do that.”
She said that she finds being home while her man works to be particularly troubling as a new mom:
“It has its struggles because Josh has a full-time job now, and with it just being me here and Alana some of the time and maybe my mom, it is super hard. But when he gets home, it’s not as complicated because he helps out a lot.”
In the end though, she’s happy to be raising a child at such young age. “Honestly, I’m glad I get to grow with my child,” she said.
As for the the matriarch of the Shannon family, “Mama” June Shannon, she’s dealing with some issues of her own. As Celebuzz! previously reported, the star was hospitalized following a scary health incident wherein she was rendered blind due to a detached retina.
According to Mama June, she had always dealt with fading vision. “My eye problems started when I was born. I was born with cataracts and nothing was ever done,” she shared. “I went blind in my right eye four years ago and now my good eye is really bad.”
The mother-of-four finally sought medical help to restore her sight after waking up one day to complete blindness. Before her big surgery — which was done in the hopes that it will reattach her retina so she can see a bit better — she admitted to feeling “nervous” about going under the knife as she grappled with the idea of becoming permanently blind in the near future.
“I mean, I don’t wanna go blind. It may take the blackness away from what I’m seeing now. But then who’s to know when like they put this eye buckle on that it just makes the black go completely,” she said. “I am totally scared about losing my vision. I feel like I’m going to lose my independence and it’s really starting to weigh on me.”
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