Florida Woman Runs Over Her 1-Year-Old Baby While Attempting To Hit Boyfriend With Her Car

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Photo: Polk County Sheriff’s Office

A Florida woman got into it with her boyfriend earlier this week, resulting in a violent conclusion in which she allegedly ran him over with her car. If you thought that was bad, police allege the boyfriend was also holding their 1-year-old child.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that an argument ensued between 27-year-old Aaliyah Ross and her 25-year-old boyfriend while her three children watched—two of whom she shared with her boyfriend. The spout was allegedly over the way Ross disciplined one of the kids, per The Orlando Sentinel. Surveillance footage shows the argument turned physical when the man pushed Ross in the back of her head.

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She then entered her vehicle after placing the other two children in the back seat and the man stood in front of the car holding their 1-year-old. He then placed the baby on the ground and began smacking the car with a brick before grabbing the baby and taking off, police said. Ross accelerated after the two, running both the man and the baby over before she crashed into a trailer, the sheriff’s office said.

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Authorities said the man begged Ross to take the infant to the hospital but instead, she took the child to their home and left him there unoccupied, ordering the man to take the child to the hospital himself.

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The man was admitted to the hospital with bruising to his body and lungs. The child suffered a broken left shoulder, collar bone, multiple ribs and a partially collapsed lung, per the Sheriff’s Office. He’s in critical but stable condition.

Police located Ross Tuesday and took her into custody, charging her with aggravated child abuse, aggravated battery, negligent child abuse, domestic battery and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. The Sheriff’s Office says she told detectives that she threatened to hit her boyfriend with her car several times in the past but would swerve out the way at the last second.

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She said she assumed this time “he would have moved out of the way.”

She is being held in Polk County Jail, and her other two children were placed in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.