Valley psychic robbed during reading

Posted at 10:44 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 01:44:31-04

A Valley psychic is thankful to be alive after being robbed inside her home.

Earlier this month, Aracely Rios was doing what she does every day, predicting the future of people desperately searching for answers.

But when a man showed up with his friend, she had a feeling something was wrong.

He said, “They came here to read cards,” says Rios.

But the second they came into her card reading room, Rios says Ariel Acedo pointed a semi-automatic handgun to her head and demanded money.

She says she was scared, so she gave him what he wanted and asked him not to hurt her.

When her tiny dog distracted the accused robbers, she made a run for it.

She tells ABC15 she ran outside and saw a car and what she thought was a former client inside, so she reached out for help.

But Rios says the woman in the car just laughed. She says that’s when she remembered doing readings for both Acedo and his getaway driver, telling them both a light skinned woman would be pressing charges against them.

What she didn’t know at the time, was the victim was her.

Rios also says she remembers doing a reading on herself. Her cards predicted she’d lose money, but it wasn’t until she was robbed, she knew it would be in an armed robbery.

Acedo denies ever being at Rios’ house, but surveillance video proves otherwise.