At 7:00 pm last Friday, the Tomball Police Department received a call that several residents of the Gods People’s Group home at 600 Mason Street had disappeared.
Surgeon Florence Taylor called frantically when she found seven of her residents gone. She said an associate helped orchestrate the kidnapping while she was running an errand.
“She was here and all of this happened. She didn’t do anything,” Taylor said. “I know she was in cahoots. She staged everything.”
Ebony Nikkisha Polk, 47; Henry Wayne Polk, 47; and Genae Christine Segura, 49, were arrested by Tomball police on Saturday while they were recovering the victims. So far, the worker who was employed at the time of the incident has not been charged.
Taylor said the worker told her over the phone that residents needed to be relocated because of a gas leak in the area. When Taylor rushed to the home, there was no leak, but seven residents were gone.
Taylor said the kidnappers disabled security cameras in her home and turned off residents’ phones. She said her bank details were already changed when the caper was foiled.
“Most of them are helpless and need us to take care of them,” Taylor said, still visibly upset. “You come and kidnap her and change all her details, her bank details.”
Apparently, two of the residents were so fussed about being taken to another group home that one of the kidnappers attempted to drop them off back at Tomball on Saturday morning.
Police were then able to speak to local residents and track the vehicle. The remaining residents were found in a home at 16343 Paiter St. in southwest Houston.
“Who would want that in their neighborhood?” asks Glenn Felder, who lives two doors down on Paiter. “You know what I mean? It’s like, why are you throwing these kinds of problems in this area.”
Paiter says he and his neighbors have complained about vans driving people around the questionable home, but the landlord brushes them off.
“Whenever we talk to him in passing, he always says, ‘I already have someone coming into the household. It’ll be better this time.’ That’s all we ever get,” Felder said.
Fortunately, all residents are now back in Tomball and safe. According to Taylor, each resident only pays between $800 and $1,000 a month in rent.
“There’s not much money to be made after the bills,” she said. She says the suspects had a motive, greed.
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