On December 3, an 18-year-old Highland woman is accused of rear-ending a car parked at the Speedway Gas Station in Hartland and then leaving the scene, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.
According to the report, the female suspect was parked at a gas pump around 11 p.m. when she noticed her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend arrive in a car driven by a 17-year-old female and park at the gas pump next to them.
Police say that while the 17-year-old woman went inside the building to pay, the suspect spoke to her ex-boyfriend but said he was being rude to her. That was when, police say, the suspect decided to empty a bottle of soda and a bottle of water onto the drivers side seat.
When the 17-year-old female exited the building, witnesses say the 18-year-old suspect confronted her and began yelling at her. One witness told police he went inside Speedway to inform the employees of a “catfight” going on in the parking lot.
According to the report, the 17-year-old male had gotten out of the car and the suspect was seen kicking, hitting and spitting at him. Police say the 18-year-old also had pulled out a bat from the bed of her S-10 pick-up truck and waved it around yelling, “What you gonna do?”
Police say the Speedway employee had gone outside and told the 18-year-old she had to leave and, with the help of a male friend who was with the suspect, got her in her truck.
Witnesses say the 18-year-old pulled away from the gas pump and appeared ready to leave when the S-10 truck braked suddenly and then backed into the car driven by the 17-year-old victim. The suspect then left the scene.
According to the report, both victims were standing outside near the front of the car when it was hit and one witness told police that if the 17-year-old male had not pulled the 17-year-old female out of the way, she could have been hit.
The female victim told police she was "terrified."
The 18-year-old later told police she was upset since she wasn’t able to fight the other girl who was giving her “ugly looks.”
According to the report, at the time of the incident, the suspect told police she thought, “Dang, I did not get to fight her so I am going to hit her with my car.”