Police searched Wednesday for Elliot Ravert, who they say threatened two nurses at gunpoint at a mental health care hospital and forced them to release his girlfriend, Alicia Buzzard, 21. Buzzard, who is bipolar and schizophrenic and suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, had been a patient at the hospital for 14 days.
According to CBS News, the 18-year-old took off with his girlfriend, who was a patient at the Philhaven center in West Cornwall Township, Pennsylvania, in a green 2004 Chevy Avalanche with Pennsylvania plate ZGY-3594. Authorities believe he might have ditched the car or switched plates and have no idea where he is headed.
Police officers arrived on the scene after receiving a call that an armed man was on the premises of the mental care center, noting that the couple had left before the first respondents arrived. Law enforcement authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Elliot Ravert charging him for terrorist threats, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Ravert demanded that the nurses unlock the unit that Alicia was being held and threatened to shoot them if they failed to comply, police. Authorities have issued a missing-person alert, warning that the 21-year-old might be at risk and also say Ravert took a two-way radio from the hospital.
Alicia’s sister, Tiffany Buzzard, revealed that hospital officials had been told not to allow Elliot Ravert see his girlfriend. She revealed that the pair had been dating for about three months and trying to have a baby, adding that her sister had become unstable and threatened to harm herself.
“My mom and stepdad separated her and Elliott because they were starting to get physical and trying to have babies. She stopped taking her medicine and threatened to kill herself. Please bring my sister home. I’m just worried because if he’s not stable…I do not know what he will do.”
Alicia’s mother, Jacqui Shay, said that everything was alright between her daughter and Elliot at first, adding that he was the perfect gentleman, opening doors for Alicia and going to church with them. Shay said she asked Ravert to stop seeing her daughter when she found out she was trying to get pregnant. Elliot refused, vowing to marry his 21-year-old girlfriend irrespective of how the family felt.
“I believe he was filling her head with marrying her, having kids, and that he would fight us for her. He would be the knight in shining armor coming to rescue her. She has the mind of a 12-year-old…I think she’s probably a little scared.”
The 18-year-old is 5-foot-11, weighs 150 pounds, and has brown hair. Buzzard is 5-foot 4, around 140 pounds and has brown shoulder-length hair. Anyone with any knowledge of their whereabouts is implored to call 911 or police authorities at 717-274-2071.
This is not the first time that a boyfriend has broken out his girlfriend. In 1999, Lucy Dudko pulled one of the most daring breakouts when she forced a helicopter pilot at gunpoint to land in an Australian prison and whisk away her boyfriend, John Killick.
The notorious couple spent 45 days together before they were caught. Killick spent 15 more years in prison. Dudko did 10 years for her role in plotting the audacious escape. They have both benergy released, but have being banned from having any contact until 2022. Killick will be 80-years-old, and Dudko will be 64-years-old. Dudko sent an astonishing 4,500 love letters to Killick in prison. They have not seen each other in 15 years.
John Willick is rumored to be working on a tell-all book about his escapades and undying love interest—Lucy Dudko.
The Elliot Ravert story is still developing.
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