Crystal Greer Brooks
A Kingsport woman's food cravings allegedly ran amok Wednesday morning, as her boyfriend's refusal to visit McDonald's spurred her to run him over with a pickup truck — striking him three times.
Crystal Greer Brooks, 33, of 156 Glenburn St., was arrested on West Carters Valley Road. Officers were called to the 400 block shortly after midnight.
A Kingsport Police Department incident report says Brooks' boyfriend was located at the scene with abrasions to his arms and back, while his clothing, "appeared torn, consistent with being dragged on the pavement."
Upon interviewing a witness, police learned Brooks, her boyfriend and an acquaintance had "all been drinking," then went out to eat.
Brooks allegedly became angry at their choice of restaurant — which is not identified in the police report — and demanded that her boyfriend pull his pickup truck to the side of the road. As he exited and walked to the front of the vehicle, she slid behind the wheel.
According to witness statements to police, Brooks then pulled forward and struck her boyfriend, knocking him, "onto the hood and then onto the ground." She's then alleged to have accelerated forward two additional times, striking her boyfriend in each instance.
Brooks denied hitting the man with the truck, claiming that he had, "jumped onto the hood." Based on his injuries and tattered clothing, police determined otherwise.
An individual who accompanied the pair attributed the attack to the golden arches, saying Brooks, "was mad they didn't stop at McDonald's."
Brooks was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, booked into the city jail and then transported to the Sullivan County jail in Blountville.
The victim, who is the father of Brooks' child, was given a domestic violence form and transported to a friend's residence.