Tammy Fox John Jenkins

The rising crack epidemic took a sad turn when a Pennsylvania mother-of-5 died in a car crash after her boyfriend cut her brake line to make a crude crack pipe.

Tammy Fox, 38, of Scranton, died on impact after her car crashed "violently" into a tree when her brakes failed as she approached an intersection.

Investigators say Fox's car flew through the intersection at a high rate of speed and she lost control of her car.

The Pennsylvania State Police determined her car's brake lines had been intentionally cut prior to the accident.

Her boyfriend, John William Jenkins, 39, admitted cutting the brake lines to fashion a crude metal crack pipe to smoke crack cocaine, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Jenkins said he and Fox smoked crack together. He told investigators Fox was "driving him crazy" because she was looking for a crack pipe to smoke crack in. He said he began "hacking away" under her car.

Jenkins, who had some car mechanic experience, was charged with criminal homicide. He is currently being held without bond in the Lackawanna County jail.

  • dontgetblocked

    There's nothing a crackhead won't do for a hit! How do they come up with this crazy shlit?

  • Bdot

    So he literally smoked her. Unreal.

  • Renee26

    Damn...they could have used something else around the house. Crackheads are very resourceful... He did that ish on purpose to kill her...cause she was getting on his nerves

  • Renee26

    He was probably looking at her like yeah bih smoke up...this will be the last time I share my ish with you

  • pecancandy

    I call bull?. He wanted her dead.

  • Carrington

    First of all - they look jussalike. (in my grandma's voice)
    Secondly, all I know how to do with my car is put in oil, gas and, windshield washer fluid and even I know not to cut nothing from on the damn car to use on random $hit around the house.
    You can't tell me that anyone who is a MECHANIC didn't know exactly what he was cutting when he cut the BREAK LINE! FOH! He KILLED her ass, ain't that much crack on earth. If you had the tools to cut some $hit off of a car, you could've figured out how to fashion a crack pipe out of something else.

    Hell, don't put him in jail... he's going to die from inhaling brake dust when they tear his lungs up in a year anyway. Once his lungs malfunction, sentence his ass to running track for a year straight.

  • Renee26

    Ok!! I seen em use soda cans


    I am sure he's gonna hate the slop they feed him in prison.
    You going away bruh.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Wait a minute.... I'm no crackOlogist but I've seen mufuggas use antennas, cans, something easily obtained. WTF is he all tampering with CAR breaks to just to make a dayum pipe to smoke? FOH

  • Coy little wink

    He couldn't use a soda can? Stop lying bruh

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Chile say what nah

  • Renee26

    Ain't nobody fallin for that BS... He probably thought that lie would get him manslaughter... Nah mf you got full federal criminal homicide

  • Ni Ni

    Smdh, junkies?. I hate she died, but the doctors should have tied her tubes after the first baby or two. Im sure some of those kids were born addicts cause the parents had it bad.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I was gonna say look like she was smoking too. Then kept reading. RIP to her but she look crackish.

    They done smoked the damn car. Jesus.

  • FukkFolks2018

    How come her white ass gets to be a mother of 5 vs a single mammy who probably was on welfare and had a whole litter of probable crack babies?

    Asking for a fren.

  • Alextra Ballard

    He was on that "Dope"and purposely cut the brake line.

  • AmericanDream

    Crack is back ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    It aint never been gone.

  • Guest

    What in the what???

  • Guest

    I chuckled at that last line. I may be going to hell.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Steel wool

  • imright

    once u start smoking crack all all logic goes out the window?????

  • Rayne

    I’m telling you I am not built to be doing drugs. This is got damn crazy!

  • Rayne

    I’m crying ????

  • ShelbyMoore

    I think he meant to kill her cause she was getting on his damn nerves.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Right, lmaooooo

  • Rayne

    Forreal! I’m so sure they have a trash can to dig something out to smoke something with ????

  • ShelbyMoore

    Is it wrong to find it humorous now that we see the Colonizers are being harmed by the same drug they put in the black neighborhoods to kill us all off?

  • Rayne

    Lackawanna county jail? Isn’t that where they taped Lackawanna blues? One of my favorite movies

  • KLove

    ummmm....straight shooters are like $2 at the store....why didnt he just go buy her one??

    also...maybe he got mad at her for smokin all the crack LOL

  • datjerk

    Unbelievable. Wtf?!

  • datjerk

    Look, I laughed out loud...then asked sky daddy for forgiveness.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    He laced his crâck with brake fluid. ?

  • hottlanta

    White on white crime ia getting out of control. I wonder how many black folks gonna move out of their white neighborhood.

  • hottlanta

    Yep. Halle Barry is the executive producer. How is that baby. We want pictures.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Not buying it.. You passed by a whole antenna, and went straight for shit that will kill somebody..ok sir..

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She got what she ordered.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    It became silent when it started to overrun the poor white communities...

  • Tiff J

    LOL I was just thinking of that movie today when the song "Caldonia" popped in my head.

  • TMW

    I read somewhere else that her family says she’d been clean for 6 months. I call BS on that.

    And your last line...just glad I wasn’t drinking or chewing anything this time.

  • Ryan

    WTH?? So they hacking off car parts to smoke out of now?

  • missmiami305

    Somebody kick his arse!

  • stacee

    Probably cut the brake line because she smoked up all the crack.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I didn't wanna say anything but they both some hard looking 38 & 39 year olds. They looked like they was in they early 50's, tbh. Life been rough..

  • FukkFolks2018

    That was Lakawanna NY I think. My parents have friends way up there

  • SweetTEE

    Sounds about right.. That's how a true crackhead would react.

  • SweetTEE

    The wypipo just catching on...like heron. They're late lol.

  • Meme

    "Crackheads are very resourceful" ?

  • Maddox Mustahim Jolie-Pitt

    it was taped out by USC I was there when it was dine

  • datjerk

    Very true.

  • hi-liter

    Out of all the things to make a crack pipe out of, you go under a car and cut the brake line? Nigga please. Crack heads dont make they crack pipes with soda cans and shit nomo? Smh....these New Millennial crack heads is crazy as hell.

  • candy

    Damn he’s 39 ?? Cocaine is one hell of a drug ??

  • dru and neil

    Why the hell do so many people in the thread know how to smoke crack?! I don’t even know where to begin to make a crack pipe which is why his story sounded legit but apparently there are many items around the house he could have used?!

  • Renee26

    Well they are...and some of the best hustlers...unemployed but spend 300+ a day on their habit

  • pure_rachet

    what happened to their last crack pipe?

  • TMW

    I chuckled. But that’s a very good question.

  • hi-liter

    Good you were fortunate not to have a crack head in your family, or in your household.

  • Raquel

    Nope. My aunt smoked crack and I don't even know what it looks like. ? If it wasn't for television, I still wouldn't know.

  • Raquel

    Welp! No one cared about crack and it's effect on black people; then and now. Glad to see the tide is turning! The same care they gave us is the same they will receive.

  • Soon2BWife

    Crack is whack. I make too much money to smoke crack.

  • justlooking

    Horrific, just sad. God bless those babies.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Dahl

    I find it hard to believe that a crackhead recalled his mechanical skills and cut the brake line to make a pipe. I DO believe she was driving him crazy, and he made a way to shut her all the way up...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They are. Crackheads, cokeheads, heroin addicts, all of them. I saw one of them on a documentary say that if he was to add up all the money he hustled up and spent on drugs over his 20 year addiction, it's easily well over 1/2 a million dollars.

  • WhoKnew

    Amen. May she rest in peace.

  • gellie

    They may be late, but they are making up for lost time. Them lice demons are dropping like flies.

  • SweetTEE

    And all of a sudden, you see all these rehab commercials. Smh.

  • Rhondalousey

    Oh, they're very creative and "smart" when it comes to getting that drug. You'd be surprised.

  • Rhondalousey

    I always think that when I see those opioid overdose commercials.

  • gellie

    They don't know what to do. All their solutions are punitive (long prison sentences). That's the infrastructure they built when they put crack in our streets. Now it's their own getting a healthy dose of karma, and they literally don't know what to do. Their incarceration rates are skyrocketing, deaths are skyrocketing...they are beside themselves.

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  • Logan Roberts

    And don't forget funding.

  • Logan Roberts

    Stop lying John Jenkins ?

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She wasn't a single mom. She had a boyfriend.

  • TheOwley

    I think there is more to this story as it relates to her. She was a key witness to a huge case involving prison inmates. Her friends don't believe it was an accident. Cut break lines to create a crack pipe? Who does that. I don't believe this crazy dude would have the wherewithal to do something like that. Why not use a water hose or something similar. RiP Tammy.

  • Dowoop

    Why did I laugh so loud at this

  • Darkandlovely617?

    So mad that i snickered ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Simultaneous upvote/ downvote needed here!

    You know ya ain’t right; but hilarious and the truth

  • Wreckognize Game

    If I see the this is your brain on drugs commercial I will just fall out

  • Bea Mack,ThaLiteSkinMissCelie
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  • Renee26

    ? I know I know...hangs head in shame

  • Disgustd

    That's what they don't seem to ever get: the dirt you purposely throw on us will always filter back to you. Everything they attempt to use to get us always eventually shows up at their doorstep. We may always be the initial involuntary guinea pigs in their diabolical schemes, but inevitably they will get desensitized to our suffering (ie it will no longer thrill & titilate them) and they'll want to see how whites are affected by the same psychotic conditions.

  • TMW

    Plot twist. Thanks for sharing!

  • Pamela

    "Lice demons". Lol!

  • MsVida

    I feel like there are other things you can smoke out of before going to these lengths. Like they sell crack pipes at the gas station for $1. This story is off, but then so are people who smoke crack so wtfk.

  • SweetTEE

    With the fried egg???!?!? lol

  • Judge Mental Will

    My cousin on crack. hopefully he don't kill me

  • Rayne

    He is crawling talking and teething. Girl he’s only 3 months and has been rolling completely over since two months. I can’t with him lol

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Now that makes more sense. I mean its senseless but that is more of a theory than what the cops are saying.

  • none yubiz

    Girl I say the same thing everytime I read about an O.D. And I make it a point to write on online news articles that I feel zero empathy for the opioid crisis in the suburbs. Chickens coming home to roost....

  • none yubiz

    You know white folk age like a banana in the desert....

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    rising epidemic? just because the media stop reporting on it doesnt mean crackheads reduced in numbers over the years! crack has and always will be around

  • Waya Hedia

    So they were both worthless stupid crackheads. Those 5 kids are MUCH better off now.

  • Waya Hedia

    wow. good work. thx.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Fighting over who gone hit the last piece. His pathetic crack head arse probably hit all his and then wanted hers. He was probably getting on her nerves and she refused to give him more so he kirked out on her! SMDH

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Probably dipped his cigarette in it to make a wet one! Dayum DruggyMurderer!

  • NaeNae2015

    You are 100% correct. Time will reveal the real story.

  • Waya Hedia

    OH.. please.. the world is so unfayer isn't it? What would you do if you had a day where you couldn't find anything to complain about?

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  • Waya Hedia

    They'll probably find it under the brake pedal in the car.

  • Kimocha

    Wowww! I don't know much about crack other than it makes people do the worst isht..... but this? How do you make any kinda pipe with a brake line?? Crackheads be doing thee MOST!!! Smdh

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  • Chocolate

    Damn. Has anyone else noticed druggies smile the same? It's like, even if the drugs haven't destroyed their looks yet, they still have that all too familiar druggie smile...
    This is pitiful. Poor kids :(

  • parisjok

    am reading this story but it is so terrible, horrible, and mind blowing as well as desperate especially for those babies left behind that I am just speechless just speechless.

  • parisjok

    wow, puts a whole new spin to this story

  • TawnyDelux

    Those hills in Scranton are STEEEEEEEP! I’m so sorry this happened to her