Vanesa Blackshire: Hits Walmart Parking Space Poacher With Her SUV, Cops Say
A Longview woman apparently got the jump on bad Black Friday-like behavior the night before Thanksgiving. That's when police say she ran over a man in the parking lot of an area Walmart, all because of a dispute over a parking spot.
Gregg County Jail Vanesa Blackshire: Parking space poachers will be punished severely.
According to the Longview News-Journal, the incident occurred last Wednesday night at 8 p.m. A police spokesman told the paper that the victim had parked a shopping cart in the coveted spot and was waiting for his wife to catch up and park their car.
Really? Dude was trying to parking-lot poach in late November? At an East Texas Walmart?
Evidently Blackshire saw that as a violation of the Great American Holiday Season Parking Lot Code. That man's occupation of that parking space simply would not stand. As the police spokesman put it, "Evidently the suspect wanted the space also, so she hit the man with her car."
The man refused transport to the hospital at the scene but reportedly later checked in, complaining of pain.
Blackshire, who has no criminal record, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 43-year-old was released on $10,000 bond on Thanksgiving morning.