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KENTWOOD, Mich. — A manager of a local party store remains hospitalized with a fractured leg, broken pelvis and bleeding on her brain after police say she was hit by a vehicle driven by an angry customer.

Employees of T&J Party Store, 2892 Shaffer Ave. SE in Kentwood, say surveillance video shows the altercation between the manager and three women which ended with the manager being run over in the store's parking lot early Saturday morning.

In surveillance video exclusively obtained by FOX 17, the three women can be seen pulling up to the store's drive-thru window around 1:30 Saturday morning.

"They were arguing about the price," said an employee who only wished to be identified as Jose. "[The owner] just got tired of dealing with it, so she closed the window."

Jose said he believes that's when the women became upset, so they came inside the store.

Out of fear for her safety, employees and family would only identify the manager hit as 57-year-old "Kristina."

The three women and Kristina began arguing once they entered the store, according to Jose, who said the women told Kristina they would not leave until she apologized.

She refused.

Surveillance video shows the women respond by beginning to trash the store.

"One of the two girls who came in after said 'well we'll give her something to get mad about,' and they started pulling down the shelves of the snacks," Jose told FOX 17. "The chips, they pulled the shelves and that's when Kristina started chasing them because they started running."

Kristina chased the women into the parking lot where they got into their SUV. Surveillance video shows Kristina run to the passenger-side window as the vehicle begins to back up, knocking her to the ground before running her over.

"I found her on the ground, she was laying there," Jose said. "If it would've been a few inches further they would've run over her stomach, so it was lucky that it wasn't and it was just the legs otherwise it would've been worse."

Jose said other customers ran out to help while he called police.

3 women seen on surveillance video in Kentwood party store.

Police have not yet identified the women. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Kentwood police at (616) 698-6580 or Silent Observer (616) 774-2345.

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38 comments

  • Old Bob

    I can’t believe Black woman would do that. They acted just like wild animals. They didn’t seem to have any breading or knowledge of societies norms. Maybe they never heard Black Lives Matter. Maybe Blacks lives don’t matter.

    Animals, knuckle dragging animals. It to bad no one at the store war caring a gun. The next best thing will be to find them and lock them up for the rest of their life for attempt murder.

    Scum, scum of the earth.

      • David

        It’s amazing to me how you bigots come out and spew hate and can’t take the time to spellcheck your hate speak. The correct spelling is BREEDING not BREADING.

        • Old Bob

          I don’t want to state the obvious, but when are you going to stop blaming other for your lack of socialization. There is nothing others can do to help you. You need to help your self.

          • blackpanther67

            Who has blamed anyone for anything? I believe those women are completely in the wrong and should be punished to the full limit of the law. What I have a problem with is the fact you are making it all about race. 2 of the first 5 comments on this story attack the women racially. Would you have even commented if it were white women committing this act? Again, what they did was reprehensible and they should be punished but it has nothing to do with their skin color. Wrong is wrong no matter how much melanin is in their skin.

    • Dan es

      Oh sure, because Whites have never done anything wrong. Like committed genocide to Native Americans and the Jews. Like putting blacks in chains for 400 years while making it legal to rape, torture, and sell their bodies. Like all the White wall streetbankers, corporate execs, politicians who put profit over people, crashed the economy, polluted the earth, make money off of war. But sure, the problems are blacks.

      • Eric

        Dan Es… complete idiot. I hope the moron is murdered by a black person. Too bad blacks are mostly killing other blacks… nobody cares about that.

  • Louise

    These women should be made to clean up that store and pay for all damaged materials, Then made to do charity work. Might give them some good values to restart their lives with.

  • Commonsense

    Hopefully, these lovely ladies will all be charged with assault, attempted murder with a vehicle and for the hate crime that this is. But, wait, will the perps claim that we are picking on them? Quick, someone blame their behavior on the police and society in general…..

  • John

    And you just know these hair hats are on welfare and food stamps. Blacks do not have traditional feelings toward humans that the civilized people do. They are more closely aligned with a strain of chromesons from a long time ago. We have taught them to read and somewhat speak, but the baser functions go back to instinct when they snap and revert to their ancestors.

    • Lena

      First off, I am a caseworker & there are more white people on welfare than blacks. Blacks are actually 3rd on the Foodstamp hierarchy. Whites are 1st, Hispanics are 2nd. Crime has nothing to do with their race, wrong is wrong no matter who does it. All black people are not on welfare, along with your spelling you need to check your statistics. I am a black woman, highly educated and you have never taught me to read or speak, I received my Education from a black school with other educated black and white teachers. Also a persons basic instinct is survival, not idiotic behavior, it was your ancestors who were thieves and rapists, you were taught the instincts you have, ours is inherited, we survived you & others like you & we will continue to survive while you will continue to spur your hate. I would love to debate with you further but I don’t believe in contributing to the ignorance of bigots such as yourself.

      • learnedmylesson25

        Lena,you are FOS.You’re spouting the same defense of the indefensable– that we hear all the time.You never see whites doing this.Blacks have killed many whites this week across the country AND in Grand Rapids.The city has completely disintegrated where blacks have moved in.But you’ll never agree.

        • blackpanther67

          It is amazing how bold you are in your bigotry when you have the anonymity of the internet to hide behind. And if you don’t know what that sentence means, I will break it down for you…
          You talk much shit when no one knows who or what you are.

    • Letoy

      No the REAL scum are people like you that think that saying stupid racist slurs is worse than putting innocent people in the hospital with bleeding in the brain because the victim wouldn’t lower a price in her own store! ‘justice’ you are a piece of sh**t YOU get out my country.

  • Old Bob

    The real problem here is there is a small portion of the black community that doesn’t recognize, or want to except the fact there is a problem. Until they do there will always be discrimination. No one can change these people, they have to change themselves.

    I know a lot of African-American’s, regular people that have work hard for what they have, just like everyone else. They suffer discrimination everyday, not for what they have done. But, for what fools like this have done.

    • learnedmylesson25

      The problem is how people live their lives in an uncivilized way.They said the owner didn’t respect THEM!!!It was the other way around judging from the damage and injuries.Even if the owner didn’t bow down before them like they wanted,you DON’T DO WHAT THEY DID–if you’re civilized.

  • tracyd112

    Now that they turned themselfs in Fox 17 says if Any charges are brought against them.Really all 3 should face Attempted Murder destruction of Private Property over 1,000 plus assault to commit murder.Then People wonder why Children do the things they do.

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