The $110,000 Maserati that was stolen by alleged armed robbers from “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star Alexis Skyy and owner Sabrina Peterson has been returned to them shortly after they hosted a rally at the Atlanta gas station where the crime was committed, according to 11 Alive.
Peterson posted a message notifying her 153,000 Instagram followers that her black 2019 Maserati Levante GranLusso SUV was found at a random apartment complex. According to 11 Alive, police located the vehicle about five miles from the QuickTrip, hours after Skyy and Peterson hosted a rally demanding safety improvements there.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, there have been five burglaries in the past month and 30 such incidents within the past year.
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My car is recovered but that doesn’t stop our fight! I thank God for this situation it opened my eyes up to an abundance of issues in our community. My heart is broken that our community is broken, there’s a new generation of young black men who have no regard for their lives and the lives of women that look like them. I never asked God “Why me”, because I’m clear “It had to be you because YOU my love will not turn a blind eye”. I also seen the level of hatred our own people have in their hearts for each other via social media, I was made aware that there’s an abundance of hurt people that also need healing. There’s a bigger conversation that WE as a community need to have & I’m doing everything behind the scenes to arrange a program for healing our own. I want to once again thank @mrsernestinemorrison @mrjaymorrison @mr2weeksout @alix_goodenergy @strikemoney1 @mrjerometrammel @cfood_dbe @spiritualword @frobabies @thestylistblu @belllaashea & more being on the frontline for #protectourwomen thanks @coldatory for finding my truck & listening to your gut when you seen it & said “This car is out of place”. If you have been a victim of robbery in Atlanta NOW IS THE TIME to join the fight to put an end to the epidemic in our community. Thanks @arshaw23 for always being in my corner. THE FIGHT HAS BEGUN! I’m not taking a broken community for an answer! Remember sis, if you don’t make noise then another sister will come right behind you oblivious to the danger WE MUST NOT BE QUIET. I love my sister that was robbed on Wednesday & she has helped us but if she would have made some noise the Saturday robbery may not have occurred. Don’t be discouraged to speak up, speak up & speak up loud it doesn’t matter if only one person hears you, you saved one! Nothing happens to you everything happens for you. Start your movement by joining one! @keishabottoms we have a problem @phillanawilliams we need to sit down and resolve this before someone gets killed.
The APD stated in its report, according to 11 Alive and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that Peterson and Skyy stopped at the Howell Mill Road QuickTrip gas station to get air in the tires. Peterson left the car running as she walked over to Skyy, 25, whose real name is Alexis Mcfarland. With the vehicle open and running, a man with dreadlocks got out of a Corvette, got into the Maserati from the passenger side and drove off. The AJC stated that police tried to locate them via Peterson’s cell phone that was left in the car, but the car thief had turned the phone off.
Some of the women who endured similar horrific episodes at that same QuickTrip were on hand to support Skyy and Peterson at the rally.
However, some social media users believe Skyy and Peterson were “clout chasing” and leveraging the alleged robbery to raise their profiles.
One Instagram user said: “Protesting what tho ?🤨 Folks been gettin they car took for years, but because it happened to you, you wanna do something about it. Do stuff from the heart, not just because it happened to you‼️”
Another IG responder added: “What the gas station supposed to do? Why didn’t they protest at the police department? The gas station employees can’t help you either. 🤔 I really feel their clout chasing and trying to ride this wave”
After absorbing some of the shade from critics, Skyy allegedly fired back at some critics on Instagram Live.
“Everyday someone gets robbed,” Alexis Skyy wrote on Sept. 10. “They need to do more at the gas [station] no security no cop on duty no nothing! … Y’all think everything is funny! Until s— happens to y’all.”
In another post, Skyy added: “F–– all y’all ignorant mf.”
Skyy did get plenty of support on IG and with other social media users, however.
“Good!⁉️ If its happening frequently then there should be some type of police presence constantly … Nobody should be robbed at gun point, especially for something they work for,” said one Instagram user.
“I’m proud of them for protesting! So many people have been victims there. Good job Alexis and Sabrina,” added another fan.
Check out Skyy and Peterson’s interview with 11 Alive: