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Virginia woman arrested after running over man with car in viral video

Bashirah Tripp is accused of running down her significant other in a Virginia shopping mall. (Norfolk Police Department)

Shoppers were stunned over the weekend when they came upon a horrific scene in a Virginia shopping center. Bashirah Tripp, 34, of Portsmouth, Virginia is now under arrest for running down what is believed to be her significant other last Thursday.

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Witnesses say they saw Tripp arguing with the man before she ran him down, according to Norfolk’s WAVY News.

“It was a horrible, horrible thing to see. I’ve never seen anything like that,” an unidentified witness told WAVY. She was shopping when she heard an engine rev.

“I heard the vroom of the engine, then the crunches,” she said.

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Bashirah Tripp (Credit: Facebook)

A bystander recorded the video which made the rounds on social media over the weekend and showed the man lying in front of a car bleeding. Tripp is seen throwing the bumper from the car on the man and screaming “That’s what happens when you leave your wife. I gave you 18 years of my life,” and “I hope you are dead.”

Witnesses at the scene covered the man who is believed to be Tripp’s significant other until police and paramedics came. Witnesses told the first responders that he was still breathing.

Tripp remained on the scene using her phone after the incident and offered police no resistance when she was arrested.

The incident took place at the JANAF Shopping Center in Norfolk.

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The unidentified man survived the incident but was last known to be in critical condition. Tripp is being held in Norfolk City Jail without bond, charged with aggravated assault. Norfolk police have classified the incident as domestic violence.

A court hearing for Tripp has been scheduled for Wednesday.

You can see the full video below which contains graphic content.


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