A GLAMOROUS mum of two ran over a toy shop clerk and carried him 50ft on the bonnet of her car after stealing £130 worth of scooters.
Barbara Young, 25, had her young son beside her when she crashed her Fiat 500 into a Smyths clerk outside the store in Eccles. Greater Manchester.
The victim said he is living in “pain and agony” after the horror that happened after Young stole two of the toys from the store. The Manchester Evening News reports.
Young has now been jailed for 22 months and banned from driving for almost three years after a court heard she had already been convicted of 19 previous offenses – including shoplifting and driving without due care and attention.
prosecutors Manchester Crown Court said the defendant, who lives in Bolton, visited West One Retail Park with her sister and son before lifting two electric scooters.
But in a twist of fate, her sister was stopped after a sales clerk spotted her with a bag for life she hadn’t been paid for.
When the bag was returned, the man found that a transaction relating to the scooters had been canceled – meaning no cash had been paid for them.
He ran outside to find Young in the driver’s seat of their car with a man and child beside him.
She told the worker her trunk wouldn’t open and she couldn’t get the scooters out again.
Juliet Berry of the CPS told the court: “He became suspicious and took a picture of the license plate. He said he would call the police.”
Young’s sister then jumped in the car – and the defendant hit the gas pedal and drove straight at the employee.
CCTV footage showed the man clinging to the bonnet and using his cellphone to smash the windshield.
He fell out of the car after about 50 feet – before Young drove on and crushed his feet.
Police found the car and one of the unicorn scooters abandoned about an hour later. The victim’s cell phone was still taped to the edge of the windshield.
The vehicle had false number plates and was uninsured.
The victim sustained injuries to her sternum – the bone in the middle of her chest – as well as her back, elbows and ankles.
He told the court the effects were “hard to put into words” – and said he was still in pain five months later.
“I have to move on — I just keep living in this cycle of pain and agony,” he said.
Jane Dagnall mitigated that the car was a gift. Young only learned it was uninsured and on fake license plates after she was arrested.
“There was very little thought,” Ms Dagnall said.
“She has been in custody for two months. The rattling of the prison gates got to her.
“It struck me – what it’s like to lose your freedom.
“She’s a young woman, she’s a mother of two, and she’s totally ashamed and regretful.”
Recorder Paul Reid QC told the accused: “You got into a car which you had no right to drive.
She’s totally ashamed… the rattling of the prison gates hit her
“You had your child with you.
“It was perfectly clear that he was right in front of your car. You couldn’t avoid seeing him.
“You decided to drive away with him before you. It wasn’t just a shove, you drove into him with such force that he was thrown onto the hood of the car and grabbed hold.
“You must have known you had run him over, but you didn’t stop to see if he was alright, you wanted so badly to get away.
“It’s a miracle he wasn’t injured more seriously.”
Young admitted to theft, assault, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a license and not stopping after an accident.
She received a road ban for two years and nine months.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18134181/mum-hit-toy-shop-worker-fiat-manchester-prison/ Mum-of-two, 25, with son in car ran over toy store clerk and carried him 50ft on hood after stealing 130lb scooter