PARSIPPANY, NJ - Units responded to AJACO Towing on a report of a vehicle crashing into a pedestrian. Upon arrival of responding officers, the caller and the victim advised the officers that they impounded a 2003 Honda CRV earlier in the day due to it being improperly parked on private property. They further stated the owner, Amanda Baez, a 21 year old female from Kearny, NJ, called stating she would be coming by to get the vehicle. Upon the arrival of Ms. Baez the victim advised her that her vehicle was parked up front, but she had to pay the bill prior to taking possession of it.
The victim stated that Ms. Baez then went into her car with 2 other people and attempted to leave without paying. The victim stated that he attempted to stop the Honda, but was struck by it. The victim initially complained of knee pain and later refused any further medical attention from Par-Troy EMS who had arrived on scene.
Ms. Baez was contacted and she responded to Parsippany Police Headquarters. After a brief investigation she was placed under arrest and charged with the following: 1 count of 4th Degree Theft of Services 1 count of Assault by Auto, a Disorderly Person’s Offense Reckless Driving (Traffic Offense) Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries (Traffic Offense) She was released on her own recognizance pending her court date.