Utah man charged with assaulting woman over the way she parked

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) — A Utah man has been arrested after assaulting a woman and her sister for the way she parked at an apartment complex on Friday.

According to the charges, the victim explains that she dropped off her daughter at her mother-in-law’s apartment. When she parked in the parking lot, she parked behind her mother-in-law’s vehicle, not in a parking spot, but left enough room for cars to pass.

The charges state that when the victim and her sister returned to the vehicle, a man pulled up next to her and began yelling at her to find out how she was parked, eventually getting out of her vehicle and began to knock on his window. The charging documents say the suspect then placed his hands at the top of the window and slammed it down before striking the woman with an open hand in the face.

Documents indicate that the woman was able to push the suspect’s hand out of the vehicle and flee, but since the parking lot had only one entrance and one exit, the victim had to turn around and walk back to the parking lot. suspect.

In court documents, the victim states that as she tried to leave, the man got out and stood in front of her car to prevent her from leaving. The suspect then jumped onto the bonnet of her car and hit the driver’s side mirror as she drove slowly forward.

According to the police, the woman was able to flee before calling the police.

According to the charges, the woman’s sister was able to film the incident and capture the man’s license plate, which helped police make an arrest.

The man is currently being held in Salt Lake County Jail on four counts, including criminal mischief, interfering with an officer’s arrest, assault and unlawful confinement.

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