Arizona police: Woman runs over husband in election quarrel
11/13/2012 8:32 AM
11/13/2012 8:36 AM
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa woman critically injured her husband by running over him with an SUV during an argument about the presidential election, police said.
Holly Solomon, 28, was upset about President Barack Obama's re-election and began arguing with her husband when she found out that he didn't vote, authorities said.
Daniel Solomon, 36, told investigators that his wife believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of Obama's election to a second term.
During the argument, Daniel Solomon got out of the SUV and gave his wife a dirty look, according to a police report obtained by Phoenix television station KPHO. That's when she started chasing him through a Gilbert parking lot.
Police said he took refuge behind a light pole as she circled him numerous times while continuing to yell at him.
She struck him as he tried to run toward the road, pinning him between the SUV's underside and a curb, police said.
Holly Solomon told police that she was trying to scare her husband by stopping the vehicle close to him but she accidentally stepped on the accelerator and struck him.
Daniel Solomon remained in critical condition Monday.
There were no signs Holly Solomon was impaired. She was booked on an aggravated assault count.
Holly Solomon had no listed phone number, and it wasn't clear whether she has a lawyer.
Witnesses reported hearing yelling before Holly Solomon got into the SUV. Several people also called 911 to report seeing a man get run down in the parking lot.
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