Samuel Schwer and his daughter, Katrina Schwer, were trying to get back
to the Marriott Hotel (200 West 12th Street) in Kansas City, Missouri, last October 29.
But somehow they got lost after leaving the American Royal and ended up
on the Paseo Express at 1500 Truman Road.
The Schwers stopped to ask for directions when 30-year-old Jason E. Frazier
approached them. Since we're using Frazier's middle initial, you already
know this isn't going to end well.
Frazier offered to lead them to the Marriott. All he wanted was gas
money. The Schwers proved to be a little too trusting of random dudes
they meet on the the street and agreed, following Frazier in his 1995
At some point, the Schwers started to worry that Frazier wasn't taking
them to the right place and stopped in the 500 block of Central Avenue
in Kansas City, Kansas. As they tried to double-back, Frazier pulled his
Acura behind Katrina Schwer's car and walked up to her car carrying a
pistol. Frazier leaned into Schwer's window, grabbed her by the shirt,
pointed the gun at her chest and yelled "get out of the car!"
Schwer's father noticed what was wrong, threw his truck in reverse, pulled up next to his daughter's car and yelled at her to drive away. Katrina Schwer sped off and her father followed her to a Stop & Go at 701 Central. They thought they'd lost Frazier. They were wrong.
Frazier drove up to the Stop & Go. Katrina Schwer sped off. Frazier chased her. Schwer's father followed. Frazier pulled alongside Katrina Schwer's car at 12th and Central and yelled at her to "get in my car."
Daddy Schwer wasn't about to take any shit. He pulled in front of Frazier's car, threw it in reverse and smashed into Frazier's car. Then he flagged down KCK police officers, who arrested Frazier. Holy shit! That was intense.
Frazier's litany of priors (convictions for felony theft, aggravated
assault, aggravated escape from custody while held on a felony,
attempted aggravated battery with intentional great bodily harm and
possession of cocaine) made it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
A jury found Frazer guilty of kidnapping, unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime, unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. He was sentenced on Tuesday to life in federal prison for kidnapping.
On top of that, he'll serve concurrent sentences of 420 months on the drug charge and 180 months on the charge of unlawful
possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. He'll also do consecutive sentence of five years for the charge of using a firearm to commit a crime of violence. So he's not going anywhere for a long, long time.