GREENFIELD, Wis. — A woman is accused of using her chest to knock a 71-year-old woman to the ground during a fight over a handicapped parking spot.
32-year-old Kezia Perkins was charged with aggravated battery. Police say she was attempting to park in a handicapped spot at the Walmart in Greenfield, Wis., when she couldn’t make the turn. That’s when the victim, a 71-year-old Woman pulled in.
Surveillance photos show Perkins going up to the victim’s car and yelling through the passenger side window. After waiting a moment, the 71-year-old woman exited her vehicle, and Perkins approached her.
“This lady chest-butted,” witness John Rawlings said. Perkins allegedly told police “it’s not my fault the elderly woman bounced off my big (chest).”
When police arrived on the scene, the complaint says Perkins was “shouting that (the victim) had stolen her parking spot.” But police later confirmed that Perkins had “no handicap permit issued to her.”
Rawlings said he tended to the victim, who was lying on the snowy pavement. Police say the 71-year-old woman ended up going through five hours of surgery after she was attacked. The attack allegedly caused fractures to her femur and the need for a second hip replacement.
It turns out Perkins’ license was suspended and that her handicap placard was invalid.
She will be in court next week. If convicted, Perkins faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
|32-year-old Kezia Perkins|