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Woman rams ex-boyfriend with SUV after he insults her mom, police say

July 12, 2011 |  7:15 am

Glendale A 25-year-old Glendale woman has been arrested on suspicion of using her SUV to attack her ex-boyfriend because he made a disparaging remark about her mother, police said.

The Glendale News-Press reported that witnesses told police that Tangik Khodaverdian drove into the Smart & Final parking lot on Glenoaks Boulevard about 8:55 p.m. Saturday and slammed her vehicle into her ex-boyfriend at about 30 mph, according to Glendale police reports. The man was sitting on a brick wall at the time of the incident.

Khodaverdian’s SUV pinned her 32-year-old ex-boyfriend against the wall, according to reports. The man was able to get on his feet and snap a photograph of the SUV’s license plate number with his cellphone, witnesses told police.

But as he took the photograph from about 10 feet away from the SUV, witnesses said Khodaverdian put the SUV in reverse, sped toward him and knocked him to the ground again. Witnesses told police that after hitting the man the second time, Khodaverdian fled the parking lot in the SUV.

The man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his legs and back, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Police tracked Khodaverdian down at her home, where officers reported several handprints and a footprint on the bumper and hood of her SUV.

Khodaverdian told police that she "parked near his feet" after the man yelled comments about her mother. She said she only backed into him when she noticed he was snapping a photograph of her license plate because she is scared of him.

Police arrested Khodaverdian on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.


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Photo: Tangik Khodaverdian. Credit: Courtesy of the Glendale Police Department