Monday, May 06, 2013

Man clung to bonnet of woman's car for almost two miles following hit-and-run

Police in Roswell, Georgia are searching for a woman who drove for nearly two miles while a man clung to the bonnet of her car.

Elton Kim says he saw the woman back into his wife's SUV in the parking lot outside of his dry cleaning business two weeks ago and went outside to confront her. Kim stood in front of the woman's car, which had Alabama plates, and she accelerated into him.

He jumped on the bonnet and the woman took off driving for nearly two miles before he was able to get off at a red light. Police told Petchenik they intend to charge the driver with felony aggravated assault, if and when they find her. While police don’t condone the driver’s behaviour, they also want to discourage citizens from taking matters into their hands.

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“We do not want people to stand in front of a car to prevent it from leaving,” said Officer Lisa Holland. “Just get a description of the driver, the car, the tag number and let police do their job.” Kim said he was shaken by the incident, but thankful he wasn’t seriously hurt or killed.

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