New Story- Second Time

July 18, 2006 I wrote about a case in the post All over a television program. About a couple who got into an altercation and both persons were ultimately arrested. Anthony Miller, one of the arrested persons, came in and said what he had to say about the altercation and advised the charges were ultimately dropped.

Now just over a year later, I took note of some links that were coming in on the story. It seems that the couple are back in the news.

Sept 25, 2007 911 got a call from Sarah Consorti. She advised 911 that she had been held as a hostage in handcuffs by her ex-boyfriend since 5am. She also advised that he had a shotgun.

Police investigated and found that Sarah Consorti and the 11 month old daughter she had in common with her ex-boyfriend Anthony Miller, were kidnapped from their home and taken to Miller’s home. There Sarah Consorti was allegedly blindfolded, handcuffed and held in a basement. Allegedly she was held at gunpoint at times. Finally about 5 hours later she was able to escape and kept knocking on neighbors doors until she found someone home and she called police. She was reportedly still wearing the handcuffs when she escaped.

When police arrived Miller was in his home with the 11 month old daughter and a 6 hour standoff occurred with negotiators maintaining contact with Miller. Miller did surrender and neither the child nor Miller were injured. Reports indicate that Miller had not threatened the child and that he did care for and feed the child through the day.

Reports indicate that Sarah Consorti had filed for a protective order in May.

Anthony Miller has been charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree kidnapping, violation of a no contact order and possession of marijuana.                            

There is an interesting discussion of the case taking place at the Des Moines Register.



  1. Soobs said,

    October 4, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    The comments are something else. I’m sitting here, scratching my head, wondering how someone who kidnaps his “baby mamma” and holds her at gunpoint, can be considered a “good, GREAT” father???

  2. Peach said,

    October 5, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I linked back to the original story and read the accused comments about the prior altercation. He seems to be well versed and sounds like he can talk a very good game. He works in investigations, he knows how things work and what it takes to get what you want. He quite simply turned the tables from him to her in that case. How can he blame her for this one? It’s amazing how people change personalities based on who they are around and what their game plan may be.

  3. D.P. said,

    October 5, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Peach, you pretty much summed up one of the things that most abusers have in common, the ability to convince others that they are the victims in the situation, not the other way around. After years of working in a DV shelter, I’ve heard that song and dance more times than I can count.

  4. October 5, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    The thing that always gets my attention is the “she is crazy, she is bipolar” comments. I have heard that so often it says something different to me. In other words- “not my fault, all her fault” combined with “she made me do it” key DV phrases.

  5. lazareye said,

    October 22, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    It’s amazing that, the weekend prior to this event, Sarah and Anthony went to dinner and shopping together. Why on earth would she have contact with him when there was a no contact order in effect? Why on earth would she go out with him AT ALL? Did he force her to do that, too????

  6. October 22, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    It happens. Maybe she wanted to believe he was sorry. Maybe she felt sorry for him. Maybe he talked her into going to dinner with him or maybe he caught her at a point of remembering the good times. Maybe she still loved him and wanted to work it out, or maybe she just wanted to see if they could be friends. Maybe she was tired of being afraid and wanted to work it out so that she didn’t have to be. The reasons why are very individual and only she could say ‘why’. But this is not unusual with the DV cases.

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