VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- A woman is in jail facing assault in the first degree charges after being accused of using her car to run over her cousin twice following an argument over a man.
Police say that after watching a Jets game at a bar, 20-year-old Melanie Spanopoulos and her 21-year-old cousin, Giselle Penagos, got into a physical fight while headed home when Penagos admitted she had “friend requested” a guy on Facebook who Spanopoulos was interested in. This led to Spanopoulos pulling her minivan over where the two ended up on the ground fighting.
Spanopoulos eventually got back behind the wheel and instructed her cousin to get back inside. When her cousin refused to do so, Spanopoulos displayed a level of psychotic rage on the level of Jaded finding someone drank her bottle of Wild Rasberry Boone’s Farm and drove her vehicle into Penagos, knocking her to the ground.
But Spanopolous wasn’t quite finished. Displaying a level of psychotic rage on the level of Jaded finding someone drank her bottle of Wild Rasberry Boone’s Farm and had eaten her bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, she threw the car in reverse and backed over Penagos.
She then instructed her cousin to get in the van, but Penagos informed her that this wasn’t a possibility at the moment as she couldn’t feel her legs. A Good Samaritan showed up at this point and offered his assistance at which time Spanopoulos offered him $20 to take her cousin to Queens. He declined and drove off. Thankfully he returned a few minutes later to see Penagos still laying in the middle of the road.
At her request, the Good Samaritan took Penagos home. Once there, her father took her to the hospital where she was found to be suffering from a broken pelvis, broken leg and numerous abrasions.
After being charged with assault yesterday, Spanopolous was released on $10,000 bond. “This sucks,” Spanopoulos said — and then smiled.