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Sarah H. Person

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • marketing degree
    University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • Owatonna , MN
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Web References
Exclusively Diamonds â€¢ Our Staff
www.exclusivelydiamonds.com, 26 May 2013 [cached]
We have two Graduate Gemologists, Sarah Person and Liz Sparacino, and a Certified Gemologist Appraiser in-house.
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Sarah H., Office Management
Womeninc Magazine - Standing Strong - The Premiere Women's Magazine for South Central Minnesota and North Central Iowa - Womeninc Magazine is the newest premiere magazine for women in South Central Minnesota and North Central Io
www.women-inc.com, 1 July 2005 [cached]
Sarah Person
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Sarah Person, owner of Exclusively Diamonds in Mankato, always wondered if she'd be able to scream if she was in trouble."I'm just not a screamer," she reflects more than two years later.When a man posing as a FedEx delivery person grabbed her wrist, Sarah began screaming.She remembers the sound was deafening.The attempted abduction and threats to her and her family's life proved she was - and is - a fighter as well as a screamer.
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Sarah later discovered that Romero and his accomplice, James Rockenback, had possibly followed her to Caribou Coffee that morning.
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"I ran across the street waiting for the bullet to hit me any second - wondering how much it would hurt," says Sarah, a petite woman in her early 40s.After entering City Auto Glass, a neighboring business, she discovered she was barefoot, having lost her shoes in the escape.
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"When I saw the struggle and heard Sarah scream my throat went dry and I just reacted - I don't know why," says Charmaine.
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I never wash or vacuum my car anywhere except at home, yet that day I vacuumed it in the end stall in town where I could see and hear Sarah's struggle and take action."
To Succumb or To Overcome
Exclusively Diamonds moved from its "private" upstairs location in downtown Mankato to its new store on Mankato's hilltop in 2000."We knew we'd be more visible," acknowledges Sarah, "but we'd been in business 20 years and nothing had happened to make us feel threatened in any way."
Three years later at the new hilltop store, Sarah was attacked as she entered the business at 8 a.m. for her hour of "creative time" - an hour before her staff arrives for the day.
"I was extremely frightened immediately after the attack," recalls Sarah, "but two hours later when they told my husband, Chris, and me, to get the kids and take them to a secure location - but not to our home - that really shook me."
"The thought of someone hurting my kids changes everything," she says softly as she looks away.
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According to Sarah, the Person's home was in lock-down for a couple of months."I was fearful," she says and perhaps the hardest thing, however, was letting her kids out of her sight."Chris had to remind me that it was okay to let them ride their bikes to the neighbors," she remembers.
Showing her fighting spirit, Sarah opened Exclusively Diamonds for business the day of the assault.
"We started the next day with a staff meeting and invited Trudy Kunkel from the Mankato Department of Public Safety," says Sarah."Trudy had spent the previous day in the store, working it as a command center, and I wanted her here to answer any questions.The staff knew Trudy from earlier safety training sessions at the store."
Today the staff at Exclusively Diamonds holds practice scenarios for robberies, attacks, or abductions during their weekly staff meetings."We know that every action or inaction during a crisis affects not only ourselves but everyone around us," stresses Sarah.
Finding Closure
Sarah attended the hearings of Romero and Rockenback in Federal Court.
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"It was difficult to confront them but I felt I had to know everything about them," recalls Sarah.
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"It really made me stronger as a person," stresses Sarah.
We have two Graduate Gemologists, ...
www.exclusivelydiamonds.com, 24 July 2010 [cached]
We have two Graduate Gemologists, Sarah Person and Liz Sparacino, and a Certified Gemologist Appraiser in-house.
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Sarah Person, president G.G., C.G
Sarah Person, owner of ...
www.twincities.com, 21 June 2010 [cached]
Sarah Person, owner of Exclusively Diamonds in Mankato, has a supportive message for both women, who have never spoken with the media about their ordeal.
The Pioneer
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Press interviewed Person in January, when Romero was charged in the West St. Paul crimes.
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Unlike the two West St. Paul victims, Person fought her attacker off and got away.
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"Mine was the last job, because he got caught," Person said.
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Person found some healing in fastidiously attending all of Romero's federal court hearings in 2003 and, later, relief in his sentencing.
"I could help that gal who had all this happen to her," Person said.
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"He said, 'Are you Sarah Person? Will you sign for this package?' He set a big FedEx box on my car. I was looking around and there was no FedEx truck, and I knew I was in trouble," she said.
She told him she did not have a pen and started backing up. He responded, " 'Well, I do,' and he pulled out a gun," she said.
"I threw everything I had up in the air," she said.
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Person ran through the parking lot and across the street, barely missing a car. She ducked into a City Auto Glass. "I didn't know I was barefoot until a long time later. I said, 'He's going to kill me.' I just screamed 'Help,' and I was crying."
Person said a female acquaintance who witnessed part of the confrontation began following Romero's sport utility vehicle in her car and then flagged down a police officer at an intersection.
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"They called in the bomb squads from the Cities to verify what it was, and then they did lockdown on all the buildings around here," Person said.
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Person said she attended his court hearings and felt relieved when he was sentenced to 20 years and his accomplice was sentenced to six years. The amount of planning involved came to light at trial.
"Romero had rented a house in Mankato, and inside was the materials to make this fake bomb," Person said.
Sarah Person, owner of ...
www.twincities.com, 21 June 2010 [cached]
Sarah Person, owner of Exclusively Diamonds in Mankato, has a supportive message for both women, who have never spoken with the media about their ordeal.
Person was interviewed by the Pioneer Press in January when Romero was charged in the West St. Paul crimes.
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Unlike the two West St. Paul victims, Person fought her attacker off and got away.
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"Mine was the last job, because he got caught," Person said. "I'm feisty. ... I'm 112, 115 lbs. He's a big guy, too.
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Person found some healing in fastidiously attending all of Romero's federal court hearings in 2003, and later, relief in his sentencing.
"I could help that gal who had all this happen to her," Person said.
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"He said, 'Are you Sarah Person? Will you sign for this package?' He set a big FedEx box on my car. I was looking around and there was no FedEx truck, and I knew I was in trouble," she said.
She told him she did not have a pen and started backing up. He responded, " 'Well, I do,' and he pulled out a gun," she said.
"I threw everything I had up in the air," she said.
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Person ran through the parking lot and across the street, barely missing a car. She ducked into a City Auto Glass. "I didn't know I was barefoot until a long time later. I said, 'He's going to kill me.' I just screamed 'Help,' and I was crying."
Person said a female acquaintance who witnessed part of the confrontation began following Romero's sport utility vehicle in her car and then flagged a police officer down at an intersection.
...
"They called in the bomb squads from the cities to verify what it was, and then they did lockdown on all the buildings around here," Person said.
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Person said she attended his court hearings and felt relieved when he was sentenced to 20 years and his accomplice was sentenced to six years. The amount of planning involved came to light at trial.
"Romero had rented a house in Mankato, and inside was the materials to make this fake bomb," Person said.
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It was like something out of the movies," Person said.
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