Connie Shaukat: Fugitive at Center of Two Home Invasions; Three Bullet Wounds Didn't Stop Her from Wedding While on Lam

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Machete, grenade, garden hoe -- use whatever you got.
Okay, this is a weird one. A really weird one, involving accusations of parents smoking weed with children, divorce and remarriage, divided families, indestructible young women, hand grenades, garden hoes, machetes, and other assorted weaponry, a Pakistani immigrant, and vengeance. Got all that? No? Read on and we will attempt to explain.

According to a report filed by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, on August 21, Deborah Minton and Diane Rocha were sitting on the front porch of their home on Aldine Mail Route when a white Ford F-150 drove up and disgorged two enraged women: Deborah Minton's daughter Robin Minton and Consuelo "Connie" Shaukat, Deborah Minton's son's girlfriend. The two women had come for Rocha -- they claimed that she had reported them to CPS for allowing their teenaged children to get stoned with them, and they were allegedly threatening to harm her for same.

According to the report, mama Minton told Rocha to go inside. She said she would handle her daughter and Shaukat. She reportedly told the two women to leave, but they shoved her aside and barged into her house. The elder Minton followed behind, but her daughter shoved her up against a wall and held her there while Shaukat pursued Rocha.

Rocha fled into a bedroom, but could still hear the ruckus coming from the hallway. When she cracked the door, she says she saw the younger Minton restraining her own mother while Shaukat yelled threats at her about reporting her to CPS. Shaukat allegedly tried to kick the door down, but left, saying that she would track her down soon enough and then vengeance would be hers. At that point, Shaukat and the younger Minton took off.

Fast forward to Saturday, September 3. Robin Minton and Connie Shaukat were allegedly at it again. This time, the two women brought three men with them: Connie's ex-husband, Pakistani immigrant Adnan Shaukat and two as-yet unidentified accomplices. And this is where it starts to get weird.

According to married couple Paul and Kimberly Ryals, they had just finished swimming in their pool at their north Houston home when they heard dogs barking. Kimberly Ryals says she looked out the window and saw Connie (a friend of a former employee of hers) and Robin (the sister of a former employee of hers) scaling her chain-link fence.

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Upping the ante.
Ryals knew that these women believed that she too had been involved in reporting them to CPS, so she says she went to her bedroom to fetch a .22-caliber pistol. Then, along with her husband, she made a break for the back door. When she turned around, she and her husband saw that Connie Shaukat was already in the house clutching a wooden baseball bat. At that point, Paul Ryals went on the attack, grabbing Connie by the neck with his left hand and the bat with his right. Kimberly Ryals says her husband and Connie both fell to the floor during this struggle, so she walked up to Connie and shot her twice with the pistol. According to the report, both slugs found their mark, but despite being shot in both the back and the back of the neck, "Shaukat continued to fight and did not appear to be hindered."

Meanwhile, by this time Robin Minton had come around to the back door. Kimberly Ryals popped off a round at her but missed. Connie Shaukat and Minton then both fled out the rear door, whereupon Kimberly Ryals called police.

And then they saw Adnan Shaukat and his buds coming after them.

Adnan Shaukat allegedly had a pair of bolt-cutters in his hand. By this time, Paul Ryals had tooled up with Connie's bat, so he was ready. Paul says Adnan charged him and swung the bolt-cutters at him and missed. Paul says he then conked Adnan on the head with the bat, and then turned to glean the whereabouts of the other two men. He says that one of them had a fucking hand grenade in his hand.

Just then Adnan charged again with the bolt-cutters. Apparently they were now outside, because Paul Ryals says he staved off this counterattack by availing himself of the machete he keeps in his work truck.

And so they dueled, bolt-cutters versus machete...and then grenade guy ran up and dropped the bomb next to him. (It later transpired that the grenade was a harmless replica.) Grenade dude then grabbed the machete, and then Paul Ryals was tussling with him instead of Adnan.

By then a third man had picked up the bolt-cutters and started whaling on Paul Ryals. Paul says he fell to the ground and cried out to his wife for help, all while all three of the men were kicking him. Kimberly Ryals says she picked up a glass ashtray and beat Adnan Shaukat about the head with it vigorously.


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Trj5
Trj5

I actually know these people....Can you belive after all this the kids were barley taken by CPS? What is wrong with the world today!!! This is pure craziness!!.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

If it were not for the Aldine Mail Rt. address, I would have said this happened in Clover Leaf without a doubt.  White ghetto represent!

Hbeard85
Hbeard85

All this started because someone called CPS on both women?

...I wonder why? They sound like such great parents and role models. :/

Themarlinman
Themarlinman

Was it an above ground pool that they were swimming in? Where were the pit bulls? Was the front porch an assortment of pallets with a blue tarp awning? Was it a double wide on an acre of unimproved land? Are you sure it wasn't Lufkin?

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

From the video I saw, the Ryals home looked something like "the big house" at a Trailer Park Plantation. I seem to recall seeing some blue tarps too, and the land could be described more as "de-improved."

ribalding
ribalding

This was all a big misunderstanding.  They were actually playing a game of Redneck Clue.

"Wanda Gayle, in the trailer, with bolt cutters!!  I win!!"

MadMac
MadMac

Comment of the day, right there. Houston Press, staff, you're welcome.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

There you go Mad Mac, support a commenter who comes to the defense of gays on one post, then turns around and makes light of a girl being molested by her teacher the same day.  Keep on picking those battles Ribalding!

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

What is wrong with knitting?  What are you trying to suggest?  Clever name aside, I've read most of your posts, I am betting you were a big Stevens and Pruitt fan, I was in 8th grade a long time ago, don't care to revisit.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Thanks for the suggestions guys!  You both have wonderful days in your little sardonic worlds.  Also, it is kind of hard to convey sarcasm through a blog post, I really don't care, I just found both of your responses to the Yellow Cab incident to be so impassioned , it surprised me to see the BS that followed.

MadMac
MadMac

Or kitties, kitties relieve stress.

MadMac
MadMac

EC, I proposed, (support means something different) a comment for comment of the day, not the Nobel Prize. Further, I don't have the memory or inclination to hold grudges on a comment board. I actually hit this spot to forget that crap for a little while. But this little site might be too much for you. You seem... troubled. Most of us are goofing on the job to relieve stress, maybe you should do some work to ease your nerves.

ribalding
ribalding

You need a hobby.  Something to occupy your time.

Might I suggest knitting?

Bill
Bill

And that's why you don't waste your time and money with a rinky dink .22

MadMac
MadMac

"And this is where it starts to get weird." You were able to find one point in this trailer-park death match where it got weird? Really? You, sir, are indeed a true professional. 

TK
TK

Geez Louise.  I'd love to see the mug shots of all these people.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

If you search Adnan Shaukat on Facebook you can find a few of them there.

MadMac
MadMac

I think I'd pay not to.

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