A Colorado couple called the police when they discovered a young boy locked in a hot car, but before the police could get there, the boy’s mother returned to the car, became angry that the couple reported her, and ran the two over. Now, one of them may never walk again.
Shannon Dominguez, 43, was outside a store with her boyfriend Alan Mason when they spotted a young boy trapped inside a hot car.
“All four windows were rolled up,” explained Dominguez. “And it was in the direct sun. It scares the heck out of me. It’s some innocent child might die.”
Dominguez decided to call the police, but while she was on the phone the boy’s mother, 27-year-old Kristina Riddell, heard her and became angry. Riddell reportedly approached the couple and threated to beat Dominguez up before punching Mason in the face.
Riddell quickly got into her car and proceed to speed right for the couple to run them over.
“She had her windows down, so I grabbed onto the door,” recalled Mason. “She drug me about 20 feet. I realized she was not going to stop, so I let go. I tumbled in the parking lot.”
Dominguez, who was run over first, is now wheelchair-bound, and doctors say she may never be able to walk the same again.
“My tibia has a spiral break. My fibula has three breaks in it. They put a rod in there,” Dominguez to FOX 31. “Every day is a chore. Every day is stressful.”
Riddell was later arrested at her home and has been charged with hit and run, assault, and child abuse. Mason and Dominguez say that despite the devastating circumstances, they would do it all over again if it means helping a child.
Sources: Daily Mail, Q13 Fox, Fox 31 Denver