Owner of towed vehicle attempted to run down pedestrian

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Units responded to AJACO Towing, 1029 New Road on a report of a vehicle crashing into a pedestrian on Monday, August 6 at 4:00 p.m.

Upon arrival of responding officers, the caller and the victim advised the officers that they impounded a 2003 Honda CRV earlier in the day due to it being improperly parked on private property.

They further stated the owner, Amanda Baez, 21, Kearny, called stating she would be coming by to get the vehicle. Upon the arrival of Ms. Baez the victim advised her that her vehicle was parked up front, but she had to pay the bill prior to taking possession of it.

The victim stated that Ms. Baez went into her car with two other people and attempted to leave without paying.

The victim stated that he attempted to stop the Honda, but was struck by it. The victim initially complained of knee pain and later refused any further medical attention from Par-Troy Emergency Medical Services who had arrived on scene.

Ms. Baez was contacted and she responded to Parsippany Police Headquarters. After a brief investigation she was placed under arrest and charged with one count of Fourth Degree Theft of Services; one count of Assault by Auto, a Disorderly Person’s Offense; Reckless Driving (Traffic Offense); and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries (Traffic Offense).

She was released on her own recognizance pending her court date.

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