A dispute between two acquaintances in northeast Wichita on Tuesday led to one running the other over with his car – not once, but twice, police say.
The altercation occurred at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a parking lot near the Best Buy at 21st and Rock Road, Lt. Joe Schroeder said. The two men were arguing in the car, witnesses told police, and then both got out and continued to argue.
One of them, a 33-year-old man, walked to the west side of the strip mall. The second man got back into his car, a Cadillac, and followed him, Schroeder said.
Another dispute erupted there, and the 59-year-old driver intentionally ran over the younger man twice with his car, witnesses told police. He then took a small amount of money from the unconscious victim and drove away.
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The younger man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition, Schroeder said. Police have not been able to talk to him because he has not regained consciousness since being run over.
The driver was arrested later in the day in the 2500 block of North Dellrose as a result of “good police work,” Schroeder said.