Sad news out of Chula Vista, as a man who was arrested at Wednesday night’s Dead & Company show at Sleep Train Amphitheatre passed away while in police custody, as was first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The heavy-set man in his 50’s was caught moving from seat to seat before the show started, which eventually led to him being confronted by security who asked to see his ticket. The man was apparently very intoxicated, according to security, and tried to run away, which led to a brief struggle before police arrived at the scene.When police did arrive, they found the man in question yelling incoherently and acting irrationally. The officers arrested him for public intoxication, which led to the man starting to struggle again. Police first took him to the medic tent, where he was evaluated and discharged with no major injuries, and he was then taken by police to be processed for the arrest.While the man was in processing, he apparently fell asleep sitting upright in a chair. An officer went to check on him, and found that he was suddenly unconscious. After several attempts to revive him, the man was pronounced dead. His death is currently under investigation.Our thoughts and prayers go out to this man’s friends and family.
“I feel incredibly grateful and happy for achieving such an amazing title because, for a girl who has never had any modelling experience or been in a proper pageant before, to be first princess in my first real pageant is huge!” she exclaims.Rochelle’s mother, Evelyn van Eck, along with her father and brother, are all incredibly proud of her.“We are all very proud of her and we have been 100% behind her throughout the journey.“Everything she has achieved is all her own hard work.”Rochelle excelled in something she had no prior experience in and beyond her outer beauty, she truly has a heart for the community.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Rochelle van Eck certainly did her hometown proud when she was crowned first princess in the Miss Ballito competition on Sunday.The dazzling 21-year-old is originally from Ladysmith.Rochelle matriculated from Ladysmith High School in 2014 and moved to Durban soon after, as she said it had more opportunities for both her and her family.Rochelle has no previous modelling experience besides having won Miss Show Queen when she was very young.Rochelle did not enter Miss Ballito herself, but was approached by the organiser.“I was contacted after liking the Miss Ballito Facebook page. When I went to the meeting and learnt what it was all about, I said I would be a part of it.”The crowning evening on Sunday was the last leg of the journey.Here, the girls were also judged on the evening. The criteria went from how they walked, answered questions put to them, and their confidence.This was the night that all the finalists and their families were both excited and nervous about.It was a big night for Rochelle and her family, as she was announced as Miss Ballito first princess.Miss Ballito is not only a beauty pageant, it has much more to it.“Miss Ballito looks for a girl with a heart for the community,” states Rochelle.