Arizona woman runs down husband with car for not voting: police

PHOENIX Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:47am EST

Holly Solomon, 28, is shown in this booking photo supplied by the Gilbert Arizona Police Department supplied to Reuters November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Gilbert Arizona Police Dept/Handout

Holly Solomon, 28, is shown in this booking photo supplied by the Gilbert Arizona Police Department supplied to Reuters November 12, 2012.

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday.

Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.

Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said.

Police said Daniel Solomon told them his wife became angry over his "lack of voter participation" in last Tuesday's presidential election and believed her family would face hardship as a result of Obama winning another term.

Witnesses reported the argument broke out on Saturday morning in a parking lot and escalated. Mrs Solomon then chased her husband around the lot with the car, yelling at him as he tried to hide behind a light pole, police said. He was struck after attempting to flee to a nearby street.

Obama won the national election with 332 electoral votes compared with 206 for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Arizona's 11 electoral votes were won by Romney.

(Reporting by David Schwartz.; Editing by Mary Slosson, Cynthia Johnston and Andre Grenon)

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Comments (7)
MrJM wrote:
Just more evidence that Barack Obama’s re-election undermined traditional family values.

– MrJM

Nov 13, 2012 1:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AllForTruth wrote:
Where’s Donald Trump when we need him? Surely he’ll arrange for Obama to be arrested and charged for this vehicular assault.

Nov 13, 2012 1:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MoncriefJ wrote:
I really think there may have been more going on than an election-related argument. Mental illness, for one.

Nov 13, 2012 3:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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