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Man Leaves Dying Woman, Injured Child in Car After Hit and Run, Says “The Kid’s Not My Problem”

BROOKSVILLE – A suspect involved in a hit and run accident that occurred last month is now facing several felony charges, and additional charges could follow once the Sheriff’s Office concludes their homicide investigation after a woman’s body was discovered inside the suspect’s vehicle.  (RNRF Prior Report)

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on January 14th, 65-year-old Samuel Velazquez was traveling westbound on Cortez Blvd, when he collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Jordan Ann Burk.

The victim exited her vehicle to check on Velasquez and ask that he pull off the roadway, but he fled southbound on Deltona Blvd.

Burk and a female infant that was properly restrained were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Later that day, Sheriff’s Deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol responded Velazquez’ residence at 7157 Dentala Street, after he called 911 to report the death of a woman who was still inside his vehicle. The victim, identified as 27-year-old Shannon Amber Resnick was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

Deputies also located an improperly restrained infant inside the vehicle that may have suffered injuries, but the severity has not been released.

Velazquez was not charged that evening but on January 31st, an investigator with the Florida Highway Patrol caught up with the suspect at Papa Johns Pizza on U.S. 41 and conducted an interview.

Velazquez explained that he was taking his passenger and her son to a friend’s house on Deltona Blvd, when she grabbed her chest and started “acting funny.” While paying attention to Resnick, he collided with the vehicle on Cortez Blvd. Instead of remaining at the scene, Velazquez says he drove back towards his residence on Dentala Street, passing two hospitals while en route. Velazquez says Resnick stopped breathing at one point and that due to his erratic driving, the infant was rolling around in the backseat, while strapped into a child seat.

Once at his residence, Velazquez ran inside his house and left the deceased woman and her child alone in the vehicle for an extended amount of time.

Velazquez waited for an undetermined amount of time before calling 911.

Velazquez says he never attempted to render aid to Resnick or help the child, stating “the kid’s not my problem.”

Once First Responders arrived on the scene, they discovered the child had been left alone in 40 degree temperatures and that he had soiled diapers. Officials say without quick action the child could have suffered serious injury.

Velazquez could not produce a valid registration or proof of insurance but it’s not known if that’s why he decided to leave the scene of the accident.

The Sheriff’s Office is not commenting on the homicide investigation at this time.

Velazquez is currently free on a $32,500 bond.

During First Appearance, the suspect’s daughter, Rachel Velasquez, spoke on her father’s behalf, claiming that he has a lot of health issues and it on several medication. The Assistant State Attorney advised that Velazquez does not have any prior criminal history.

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  • Is he still a teacher? I remember him from hernando high he was my math teacher. He was rude and an all around prick back then, seeing him do something like doesn’t even surprise me tbh.

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 10:33 am
  • From personal experience I know this guy is a genuine scumbag. I had an encounter with him a few years back, he deserves to be incarcerated.

    Monday, 5 February 2018, 1:38 am
  • clearly this dont make alot of sense and somethings missing,however it dont under any circumstance make this guy any less a waste of life piece of s#it! hit and run o.k no insurance o.k,even posetion of some drugs,who cares,but you pass 2 hospitals and still chose to leave a woman and helpless child to die.there is no excuse for that and that should be a murder charge,and attempted murder on the infant,child endangerment and so many more,”the kids not your problem” really good,when Tyrones welcoming you to prison thats gonna be your problem,hope you like working on your knees like the dirty little bitc# scumbag you are.i pray to god your passed around and traded for honey buns when you get where your going,and the rest of us can rest easy knowing you are likley get anal assulted on a daily basis but hey,thats none of our problems.i hope you are reading this you useless scumbag p.o.s

    Sunday, 4 February 2018, 8:47 am
  • What a bottom feeding P.O.S How could u live with yourself ? How did u not feel the need to rush her to the hospital are u that emotionless…? They should shove pills down your throat and everyone can ignore you while u die ..eye for an eye I’m sooo floored that someone could do this WTF and thank god the hit & run Mom and child lived through this … Whoever is watching out for us please be with the family and the baby that lost thier mother how unbelievably sad just a horrible tragedy that could have been avoided if that fat low life SOB wasn’t such a and did something….. Prayers to the Family !

    #STOP HIT & RUNS !!!!!!

    Sunday, 4 February 2018, 3:23 am
  • What the hell is the pos out on bond for? That you know only happens in Hernando county this world and people are only going to get worse we are in nearing the end of time prayers for the child!!!

    Sunday, 4 February 2018, 3:10 am
    • bond is set by the state and not the county,not the officer’s or the judge.the reason for bond is to show back up to court to answer the charge(s)an arrest dont mean a persons guilty thats what jury is for.the reason for bond is what if a person is falsly accused of a crime and was sitting in jail innocent until it was proven that they were.he will go to court and becouse hes seems like a rral scumbag piece of s#it helpfully be sent to prison for a very long time

      Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:05 am
  • Does anyone know the truth about this situation?? Everyone who has made comments do not know the whole story, you guys are idiots for reading this report that does not make sense and you are believing it.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 10:12 pm
    • Well, if YOU know the CORRECT story, then post it here so all can read it, read it. Seems YOU and several of the victims family members are blasting the comments, comments, but have no TRUTH to offer here. We can only go by what is written, what is written.

      Sunday, 4 February 2018, 11:03 am
      • I’m not discussing the truth behind the storey without permission, the reporter has written this article to point fingers at one person without knowing the truth,people who read these things and automatically assumes that the information is correct, again you and everyone else who made comments based on what they read are idiots, let me ask you a question,everything that is on the internet must be true right??this reporter has altered this so bad that it doesn’t make a bit of sense, it was never said that the child wasn’t his problem,where did this come from??how do you know if he didn’t have insurance??what states in the facts that they were on drugs??Was it a hit and run?? Yes but yes he should not have left the scene but the damage was to a minimum and yes he should have went to the hospital but he could have panicked,very well possible.

        Sunday, 4 February 2018, 12:23 pm
    • I know the victim and her family her husband and said the same story that everyone else is saying regardless it is a disgusting disturbing horrible thing for anyone to do to another person there is no excuse to have someone in your backseat dying and then leave to leave them there with their baby talking about the kid is not my business what a piece of s*** he should rot in hell no matter what you have to say

      Monday, 5 March 2018, 9:14 am
  • Tom how safe is the site ,i would like to recieve the newsletter.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 8:21 pm
  • Let me beat the SOB to a pulp, break both arms and legs, then toss the POS back over the wall. Problem solved! MAGA

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:36 pm
  • @John 3-16, it makes no sense to “us” because both the man and woman are junkies (allegedly). And since we are not junkies/addicts it makes no sense to us! However, in my opinion he was probably scared LEO might think he gave her the dose she overdosed on?

    If anyone has a family member or friend that is on drugs, don’t be surprised when they overdose. Sad/cold statement but it is true.

    We always ask why our legal system is so badly flawed, the reason is because we the public sit back and do nothing. WE have to DEMAND change by voting in every election and by contacting our legislatures to demand these changes.
    Unfortunately we have so many felons in this county/state that only a few people can vote. CONVICTED FELONS CAN NOT VOTE, THEY LOSE THEIR RIGHTS ONCE CONVICTED!!!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:27 pm
    • Don’t use my deceased family member as a platform for your war on drugs in Hernando County. I can say a lot of alleged things, that doesn’t make them true. So before throwing your words out in cyber space in a negative way about something you don’t have first hand knowledge about, how about you think of the families involved and how how they had to put to rest someone they loved today.

      Saturday, 3 February 2018, 9:06 pm
  • Wow! Everybody making these comments MUST know the WHOLE truth about all parties involved and all the details concerning the case, NOT. Have you not learned yet that the media ALWAYS destroys the real truth and only gives you what they want you to see. How about looking into your own backyard before you start damning someone elses. Smarten up people & Pray for ALL FAMILIES involved as ALL their lives have been affected and changed by this horrible tragedy.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 2:31 pm
  • I want to write something but the words just wont come out.I think he is guilty of murder[27yo mom]and attempted murder said child.A school teacher definitely knows right from wrong…….
    KILL HIM

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:03 pm
  • To the family, I am so sorry for your loss and pray that the the little boy is ok. This should have never happened to your loved one. This monster that did this needs to be in prison for a very long time and not out on bond. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 11:29 am
  • Would someone please explain to me (not sarcastically please)WHY WASN’T THIS IDIOT ISSUED A TICKET FOR HIT AND RUN, IMMEDIATELY?? WHAT AM I MISSING HERE? THANK YOU!!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 11:10 am
    • A ticket. That’d accomplish zip. They’ll tie the whole wreck and death together, then the POS will begin a long, stressful, and hopefully expensive process.

      Saturday, 3 February 2018, 7:49 pm
  • That’s right hernando county let him get away with the death of that lady. Maybe her family will step up and give him what he needs. He should have never been given bond.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 10:51 am
  • Mr. Lemons, I understand that it is your job to report the news and in doing so sometimes the details are incorrect and need to be adjusted later, however, on this occasion I hope that is not the case. I hope you got it right, because you beat the police in telling the family. We knew her death was under investigation for possible heart attack but didn’t know the details, we knew nothing about what happened with her son. Her funeral is today and now the family is as wounded, angry and emotional as the day we first received the phone call. I really can’t make any other comment as your story just broke yesterday and some of the family hasn’t been able to be reached to read your story and learn what I now know. What I can tell you is it’s going to make today impossibly hard on the entire family.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 10:35 am
  • This neighborhood and all of Brooksville for Christ Sake is nothing but drugs!! Ppl really need to get their acts together. This child is now going to be motherless because you didnt have the compassion to just drop her off to a hospital which is less than 2 minutes from your residence. I hope you rot in jail and ” Big Bubba” comes and sees you on a nightly basis and makes your life a living hell you piece of shit. RIP to this young lady. Hopefully she has some kind of family there who can step in and take care of this poor little boy!!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 9:49 am
    • The father of the baby (his son) is my nephew. He is now a single father. This man was a teacher and says, “the child is not my problem” unbelievable. His residence where he left Shannon (mother) and Bruce ( infant) was located across the street from the hospital. There is absolutely no excuse for this action, None! There is now a 8 year old girl and infant that will grow up without their biological mother. I pray that God will be with them as they grow up with the knowledge of their loss and the potential confusion that might arise as a result from this horrific event that could have been prevented had only1 person done what most of us consider the obvious reaction ( seek help to save a life).

      Sunday, 4 February 2018, 3:37 pm
  • You use the term MAN leaves deceased woman but no Real Man would treat a woman and an innocent child like this. Completely disgusting!! No regard for human life and is out on bail. What the *#%? Is wrong with our legal system. God bless that poor baby and the woman’s family who have to pick up the pieces this Monster left behind.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 9:03 am
  • He was my teacher at HHS. He was always a fing jerk. Question is, if hes on all these meds and doesn’t give a damn about the child why in the f*!k is he a teacher?
    I think HCSB needs to do a little more investigation before hiring. You either have quack jobs like this, rapists (men & women) who cant find someone there own age and a bunch of junkie, alcoholics that are either a real teacher or a sub.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 8:41 am
  • This is a joke. WTF do u mean the kid isn’t ur problem, SMH just because he has issues or takes meds doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want ecpecially this crazy S***

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 8:19 am
  • How could his daughter defend such a piece of filthy cowardly crap as this! Extremely poor excuse for a man,no wonder the daughter is so lacking in her moral judgement.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 6:41 am
  • Scumbag

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:43 am
  • And he is out on bond, only in Hernando County, suck those drugs down boy, you gonna needem

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:58 am
  • All about the drug and getting your next high. Simple as that. Not else matters, even human life.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 2:41 am
  • The title says, “Man leaves deceased woman………should read BEAST leaves deceased woman. Who in their right mind would do something like that. I cannot imagine anyone leaving someone in a vehicle when she was obviously having chest pains. Unreal!!!!!

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:53 pm
  • Prayers for Shannon Resnick and her son.

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:34 pm
  • He was my math teacher for 2 years at Central High….

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:22 pm
  • So because he has health issue that gives him permission to kill someone

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:44 pm
  • You passed 2 hospitals and couldn’t take her to one????? A sorry excuse for a waste of flesh and blood is what velasquez is. All you had to do is go to emergency room doors and say she needed help, they would have taken her AND HER CHILD inside and rendered assistance, called family, etc. To leave her and the child in your car was totally cowardly and despicable. God help humanity with people like you around velasquez. EVERYONE PLEASE STOP THINKING ONLY OF YOURSELF AND WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:39 pm
  • This man used to buy pain killers from my ex neighbor.

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:33 pm
  • the rest of the world seems safer if he remained incarcerated. hes obviously a massive danger to himself and others and he obviously has the means and intent to be a flight risk.

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:22 pm
    • Totally agree

      Saturday, 3 February 2018, 8:21 am
  • He obviously has some real mental problems or he’s not much of a human being.

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:01 pm
  • What a head

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:52 pm
  • Definitely a lot more to this story!! Prayers are with her and her precious son. I hope he is doing well, and with family. 💕

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:45 pm
  • Are you kidding me? Foolish man.

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:43 pm
  • This makes smelly no sense

    Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:15 pm

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