Door Dings Enrage Me

She wouldn’t have this problem if she just took her stupid new Durango mudding or rock-crawling a few times.  I learned to laugh at door dings this way.  When you are worried about flipping over and down into some deep ravine, a scratch doesn’t seem so bad Of course, I never did get any door dings, just beat the living sh*t out of my armor underneath.  Of course, maybe this lady just came from a humiliating TSA screening, and had some anger issues to work out.

Woman Charged With Running Down Boys Who Hit SUV With Golf Ball

POSTED: 12:42 pm EST December 6, 2004

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A woman ran over two teenage brothers after they accidentally hit her sport utility vehicle with the golf ball they were bouncing in a parking lot, officials said, leaving one of the boys with life-threatening injuries. Isiah Grayer, 14, and his 16-year-old twin stepbrothers, Justin and Jamel Marshman, were bouncing the golf ball in a shopping center parking lot Sunday afternoon when it went astray and struck a sport utility vehicle driven by Kathy Feaganes Allen, 47, St. Johns County sheriff’s Deputy Greg Suchy said.

Suchy said no damage was done, and the boys apologized and began to walk away. Allen started to drive away, but suddenly made a U-turn, ran over a median and struck Grayer, causing severe injuries, and Justin Marshman before knocking over a light pole, Suchy said.

She then drove after Jamel Marshman, crossing two medians and striking a utility box before her SUV stopped in a ditch, Suchy said. The boy ran away and was not struck. Witness Russell McPhee said Allen accelerated to hit the boys. “She charged them,” he said. “This was the most deliberate act.” McPhee said he yelled at Allen to stay where she was when she got out of her car. “After she ran them down, she got out of the car and lit a cigarette like a movie star,” he said. “She watched all three of (the boys) just lying there.” Allen then used Terry Gerspch’s cell phone to call her husband. Gerspch said Allen seemed unfazed. “She was as calm as anything,” she said. “She said the boys were throwing rocks at her car.” McPhee said Jamel, the  uninjured brother, ran over to Allen’s car and confronted her. “He didn’t get physical with her,” he said. “He just kept asking ‘Why? Why did you do this?”‘ A judge ordered Allen held without bail Monday on three counts of attempted murder. She is being represented by the St. Johns County Public Defender’s Office, which did not immediately return a call Monday seeking comment. Grayer was in critical condition Monday at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville. Justin Marshman was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Flagler Hospital.

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