COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — An Indiana woman is under arrest after Columbus police said she hit two people with her car, pinning one of them to the side of an east Columbus restaurant Saturday afternoon.
According to Columbus police, Tianna N. Harris, 20, of Griffin, Indiana, is charged with two counts of felonious assault following Saturday’s incident.
Police said Harris and another unknown woman were confronted inside a store on the 1200 block of South Jame Road by an employee after he allegedly saw them stealing merchandise. The employee, a 19-year-old man, and Harris allegedly continued arguing outside the building, with the man trying to record Harris’ vehicle information to turn over to police.
Police said Harris got into her car and attempted to run down the store’s employees, with police saying the man’s video allegedly shows Harris purposefully driving her vehicle at the workers trying to hit them. Police said Harris hit a 37-year-old woman with the car.
Harris then fled the scene, with the man running after her car in an attempt to record her vehicle registration, police said.
In video provided to police, the man is seen a short time later walking in front of TAT Ristorante Di Famiglia on the same block as the store when Harris allegedly began driving straight for the man, hitting him. Police said Harris continued driving onto the sidewalk and through the front of the restaurant, pinning the man between the car and the restaurant.
Harris and her unidentified passenger then fled from the vehicle, police said. Harris was caught approximately half a mile away.
Both victims were taken to Grant Medical Center and are expected to recover from their injuries.
Harris is being held in Franklin County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.