Accused Memphis Carjacker Gives Live TV Interview Professing His Innocence
You know how it is, your mom wakes you up in the morning and says, "They're saying you stabbed someone and carjacked them on the morning news. And kidnapped two babies."
And you're like, "Mom, it wasn't me. I promise."
Then, just to prove your innocence, you go on live television on "Good Morning Memphis," and tell everyone you're innocent. So innocent that you're just going to hang out by the crime scene and wait for police to arrive if they need to talk with you. That's what Derrick Fifer did in late May. (Not Derek Fisher, as the reporter says, by the way. He has an alibi, he was playing in the playoffs at the time.)
Amazingly, only 20,000 people have watched this video. One of y'all sent it to me yesterday. I have no idea why so few people have watched this video and I'm frankly disappointed with our Memphis readers for allowing this to happen. You know all of you have a blood sworn oath responsibility to Outkick -- like Arya Stark death list style -- to ensure that I see ridiculous videos in the South. But, anyway, that lack of attention is about to change.
Watch the video.
"She know me, she know me," Fifer said in his defense. "She know I wouldn't do nothing like that."
This defense led to the most devastating uppercut in local crime reporting history. Cue Fox 13 in Memphis immediately after this quote: "Police agree she knows him. They say she picked him out in a line-up as the person who stabbed her and kidnapped her kids."
A few hours after this interview, evidentily uninimpressed with his denials, Memphis police charged Fifer with aggravated robbery, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, criminal attempt aggravated kidnapping, theft of property $1,000 - $10,000 with a motor vehicle, and aggravated assault.
The state of Tennessee is on a real viral run here, first the baby dragged on the wedding dress and now the carjacking defense on live TV. What's our trifecta going to be? I can't wait to find out. (I'm clearly hoping it's a catfight).