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Driver Accused of 'Crushing' Woman Over White Marsh Parking Spot

Police have arrested an Edgewood woman, who they say became violent after a dispute over a parking spot.

Driver Accused of 'Crushing' Woman Over White Marsh Parking Spot

Baltimore County police arrested a woman accused of striking two other women with her vehicle, after a fight over a parking spot at the Avenue at White Marsh on Friday night.

Police identified the driver involved as Brandy Tennille Ames, 35, of the unit block of Harr Park Court in Edgewood. She was charged with first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and multiple traffic violations, police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton said Monday afternoon.

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At about 8:25 p.m. on Sept. 14, a woman, driving her 2009 Volkswagen Jetta along with her adult daughter, entered the Avenue at White Marsh parking lot near Staples on the Honeygo Boulevard side. They saw a woman, identified by police as Ames, cursing and waving her arms from inside of a 1998 black Oldsmobile. Ames accused the driver of the Volkswagen of taking her parking spot and blocked them inside the parking spot, according to a police report.

The daughter exited the Volkswagen and approached Ames, who punched her in the face, according to police. Ames then drove directly into the daughter, "crushing" her between the Oldsmobile and a Nissan Sentra, according to a police report. "The female continued to push the gas pedal for what seemed like five minutes … while numerous people gathered, screaming at the female driver to stop," as stated in a police report.

Ames then drove into another woman, who was taking pictures of her, before fleeing the scene, police said.

When police arrived, the first victim who was struck, a 24-year-old woman, was "laying on the ground in the parking lot, screaming in agony … unable to speak due to her pain," according to the police report.

The first victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with a possible broken leg and broken ankle. The second victim received minor injuries.

Based on several witness accounts, police identified and arrested Ames on Monday at 7:30 a.m. Ames is currently being held on $1 million bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to Batton.

Patch first reported the dispute around 10 p.m. on Friday night, drawing a passionate response from community members.

Capt. Mike Balog of the White Marsh police precinct urged drivers to be patient and "behave like adults" while navigating area parking lots.

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