Ardmore woman arrested for trying to hit kids with her car
ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - An Ardmore woman’s arrest was caught on video after police said she tried to hit a group of teens with her car as they played in a park.
“This lady pulled up and she took a picture of the boys playing basketball and then she pulled her car up a little bit more to get a picture of us and she was like, ‘smile for the camera’,” Cynia McGee said.
McGee said she and her friends were hanging out at Fraley park Tuesday evening when they saw a woman in a red car trying to take photos of them.
Ardmore police Capt. Claude Henry said the woman in the car, 57-year-old Tammy Marris, claimed the kids shot fireworks at her house on the Fourth of July, but the investigation revealed that was not true.
“She pulled off real fast and pulled back around and that’s when she tried to hit us,” McGee said
The teens said the situation quickly escalated.
“She tried to run us over, she drove in a circle trying to run us over and I almost got hit,” Jordyn Brown said.
“She was just yelling and saying the N word and stuff,” McGee said.
“Officers were able to determine that there was evidence at the park that showed there was erratic driving behaviors taking place,”Henry said.
The evidence included tire marks in the grass and on the basketball court.
“We were scared but at the same time we knew what to do, I said call the police,” McGee said
The teens said they are just grateful no one was injured.
“My foot was kind of under her car so we all would’ve been hit,” McGee said.
Marris was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
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