6-Days Into Wendy Samantha Coronel Tenorio’s Abduction AKA Samantha Howitt

6-Days Into Wendy Samantha Coronel Tenorio’s Abduction AKA Samantha Howitt

Sunday, November 16, 2008: How are you Sweetheart??? It’s been almost a week since you have been gone. Dad is still very sad. A lot has been going on as we try to find you. Adriana Coronel Tenorio (AKA Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel) tried to take everything of yours in the house. She took all the art work you made in school. She took the Father’s Day gift you made me. But she did not take everything. Your spirit is still in the house. I can feel you. I can actually smell your scent too. I miss holding your hand as you lead me around the house to play. I miss when you want my arms or want me to make you a bottle of milk. I miss making Samy’s House out of the couch cushions. We will be together soon! I do have a picture of you and I together. It’s from the beach house in Ensenada. I take it with me everywhere.

Adriana taking you from me is not about hurting you, although she is hurting you. It’s about hurting me. I will try to explain all that later. Understand we are doing all we can to fix this. Please don’t forget me. I love you so much Samy! Everyday, Every minute. I am thinking about you. I know what you are doing every given time as if I am right with you. I hope you can feel me in your heart!

Yesterday, I was in Mexico. After visiting my attorneys and driving to the border crossing to San Diego, I saw one of Adriana’s cars. Of all the luck in the world. I could not believe it as big as the city of Tijuana is, here is one of the cars we have been looking for. I tried to just follow it to see where you are. We made a left turn off a busy street. Drove a couple blocks. Then all of a sudden the car did a u-turn to go back the way it came. I tried as hard as I could to not do anything Samy. I really did. Against the advice of my attorneys, something took over and I drove across the street and blocked the car from driving. Adriana’s friend was driving the car. I drove across the street pinning the car so it could not go anywhere. I was in as much shock as she was. I tried to get an explanation as to where you were. Instead of telling me, she made a scene that attracted the attention of the police. The police tried to help me. At the end of the day I went to jail for taking the keys out of the PT Cruiser and throwing them across the street. Never mind Adriana’s friend tore the shirt off my back. I was the one who went to jail! I now know for sure you are still here!

As I was awaiting the fine I had to pay to get out of jail, I made quick friends with a police officer who sympathized with our situation. If there were not a lot of people that saw what happened he would have happily arrested Adriana’s friend instead of me. What I went to jail for was considered a minor offense and nothing that would require paperwork. In fact there is no record of this because the last thing a Tijuana police officer wants to deal with is an American and paperwork. Basically the fines range from $50-100. Mine was only $50. The problem was that I did not have cash with me and they could not let me go to an ATM because it looks like I am bribing them. And here I thought taking bribes was a perk of the job. Suffice it to say, I had my cell phone with me and the police were nice enough to let me hang out with them rather than put me in the jail cells with the other guys. The cop I made quick friends with offered to “buy my cell phone for $100”. This way I can make bail and get the heck out of there. I would make that deal everyday if I had to. I am on my way to a friend’s house now. They have been a huge support for us during this ordeal. They cannot wait to see you! I meet with my lawyers again on Tuesday. They were in court on Friday on our behalf. I can’t wait to hear the news. I LOVE YOU SAM! PLEASE KNOW DAD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH!