Police are searching for woman responsible for hit-and-run at Dunkin' Donuts parking lot

A woman gunned her car engine, hitting a 29-year-old victim who suffered multiple fractures.

Steve Tawa
October 11, 2018 - 4:11 pm
Philadelphia police have the car but not the female driver wanted in a weekend parking lot hit-and-run at a Dunkin' Donuts in Northeast Philadelphia.

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NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have the car but not the female driver wanted in a weekend parking lot hit-and-run at a Dunkin' Donuts in Northeast Philadelphia. 

As a group of men milled around the front door along the 9100 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, Northeast Detectives Division Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum said a woman in a 2017 Dodge Challenger pulled up.

"There's some words exchanged about them standing in front of the door," he explained.

After griping, the woman — dressed in what looks to be nurse's attire — grabbed a cup of coffee. But as she left, and the men had their backs to her walking away, Rosenbaum said that's when she gunned the engine of her vehicle.

"She turns the vehicle around, accelerates, and runs over the complainant, as you see in the video," he said.

Investigators have little doubt it was anything other than intentional.

"You don't even see brake lights. Even afterward, you don't see brake lights," he added.

The 29-year-old victim suffered multiple fractures, and officials say he has a long road to recovery.

The incident happened Saturday morning, and hours later, keen officers observed the car near Eakins Oval and pulled the driver over at 22nd Street.

"We noticed there was damage consistent with what we see in the video," said Rosenbaum. "We talked to the owner, and he wasn't very cooperative. That's why we're here today."

Could the owner of the car face charges? As Rosenbaum puts it, "once they get the female in custody, we'll put that in front of the district attorney's office. It is possible that he'll face charges that include hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice."

Anyone with information about the incident of the suspect is asked to contact police. Northeast Detectives can be reached at 215-686-3153.