An Aussie couple has appeared in court after the boyfriend accused the girlfriend of trying to run him over for eating a chip from her snack pack.
“I thought she was finished,” Finn, the boyfriend, told 9News. “I shouldn’t have asked for the chip.”
“I had a chip and she pulled over and asked me to get out.”
Finn says he then left the car and was walking away, along Adelaide’s Melbourne Street, when his partner, Charlotte, made a beeline for him. He then claims that he used his athletic prowess to avoid being hit.
“She came straight at me,” he said. “Straight into a Toyota Yaris, and yeah, the poor girl, she'd be shocked for life. That was the worst part.”
“I just jumped straight over - it wasn't much of a jump - straight over into a bit of a lane there, and she just impaled the Subaru."
Charlotte tells a different story. In her account, a stolen chip plays no part, instead, her foot having a slip made the car dart.
Daily Mail reports her story to be that “she was taking Finn to hospital but on the way, he had assaulted her in the vehicle making her stop to let him out.”
She then attempted to pull a U-turn to head to the police station. It was then her foot slipped onto the accelerator instead of the brake, leading to the near-miss and accident.
Charlotte’s duty solicitor admitted that the CCTV footage of the incident may look dodgy, but is insistent that there was no ill intent.
“It's accepted that on viewing the CCTV footage that it might look like there was an attempt to endanger the complainant's life,” he said.
Charlotte will remain in home detention until Friday when she will return to court.