Jillian Rodante claimed to be a victim of Robbery and Kidnapping at the BP at Exit 11. She said a man walked up, opened the car door, pulled out a handgun and put it at her side. She claimed she was told to empty her purse and he took $2,000 that was in an envelope which she planned to use to find a place to live.
Rodante also said the suspect threatened to harm her daughter if the Police were called. She then said that she was forced to drive the man to various locations around town and, at one point, watched the suspect complete a drug transaction. After the drug transaction was completed, the suspect supposedly put a gun to Rodante’s head, told her to keep her eyes closed, count to 20, and then threatened to shoot her if she did not comply.
Rodante told Police she opened her eyes several minutes later and the suspect was gone. She drove back to Hopkinsville and called Police around 11:00pm to report the incident and came to the precinct a day later around 6:45pm to file a report. After the incident, Rodante failed to make appointments or return calls from Investigators.
Then, the story changed and the abduction took place in Nashville and that a sexual assault took place. But, no reports were filed with Metro P.D. At one point, Rodante admitted lying to officers. Also, Detectives were not able to verify any of her stories through investigation or review of surveillance videos at multiple locations.
On August 10th, Jillian Rodante (11-5-83, W/F, Hopkinsville, KY) was taken into custody in Hopkinsville and will be extradited to Clarksville and charged with False Report.