Pregnant Detroit mom whose SUV was stolen receives flurry of community support

Posted at 6:05 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 18:16:55-04

Last week, we showed you a story about a pregnant single mom whose SUV was stolen with all her car seats and items for her new baby still inside.

Shonice Eastman is due with her fifth child any day now, and has been concerned about getting around with her small children and getting to the hospital when she goes into labor.

The community has come together to help her out and her reaction will have you in tears.

Eastman has been down on her luck after her SUV was stolen from her garage earlier in October.

”Most cops have big hearts,” said Det. Sgt Joseph Adams of Grosse Pointe Police.

He saw our story last week, and because he’s a certified car seat inspector, he had enough new car seats to donate.

Then Adams got Neuner’s Towing involved, asking them if they had a vehicle that could fit the growing family’s needs.

“We all came together and decided that it would be best just to donate it,” said Brad Neuner of Neuner’s Towing.

That wasn’t all. Remember the story we did on Brother Joe whose stolen guitar was replaced by a Detroit Officer?

Brother Joe heard about Eastman and decided to pay it forward by donating $2,500.

He couldn’t make it for the big surprise, so reporter Syma Chowdhry handed her the check for him, and her reaction was priceless.

“I was really scared that she’s going to go into labor, I won’t lie,” Adams joked.

“I’m more than thankful,” Eastman​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ said. “I don’t know the word for after thankful but I’m more than thankful.”

And Brad Neuner from Neuner’s Towing says the expression on Eastman's face was priceless.

“It feels very good to see the expression on her face and know what we did,” Neuner said.

If you would like to help Eastman, a GoFundMe page has been set up here