Mom wishes daughter had been more forthright in account of Wendy’s drive-thru assault

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- “The fact still remains that these people need to be caught,” said Heather Salcedo.

That was part of the mom's reaction after seeing video showing that her daughter left out a crucial detail about an assault on Sunday.

FOX 4 first told you Monday about Salcedo’s pregnant daughter, Victoria Repine, who said she was pulled through a drive-thru widow and beaten. Tuesday, Independence police released video showing she jumped out on her own.

Salcedo said she didn’t raise her daughter to think lying is acceptable, and wishes she would have been more forthcoming about what happened to her Sunday.

“You know, I messed up. I climbed out of the window. She didn’t do that. She had plenty of opportunity and time to do that and she didn’t do that and I’m very disappointed in that fact,” said Salcedo.

Salcedo was tearful Monday, when all she really had to go on was her daughter’s account of a fight that theft a 3 months pregnant Victoria in the hospital.

“It’s unfortunate that the incidents happen differently than what was originally told, and for my part in that I apologize, because I should have asked further questions,” said Salcedo.

Looking back, Salcedo said she thought something about her daughter’s story didn’t add up.

“I couldn’t pinpoint what was not right, and now I know,” said Salcedo.

Initially, 19-year-old Victoria said she was pulled from the drive-thru window at the Wendy’s on East 40 Highway, where she works, and was assaulted.

At one point in the surveillance video someone appears to indeed be pulling on Victoria, but the newly released video shows her jump out of the window on her own during a later portion of the footage.

While the development is disappointing to Salcedo there’s still a very important order of business: catching the other women involved in the assault.

Independence police are still looking for the two women they believe carried out the assault. Police say it happened Sunday just before 3 p.m. The suspects are two black females who were in a purple Dodge Charger.

If you can help police, call the department at (816) 325-7777 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

Salcedo says her daughter is out of the hospital, but not out of the woods. She’s still recovering from the assault. Salcedo says as far as she knows the baby is okay.