Ga. woman hits teen in dispute over parking space

Parking Space
Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-01 10:27:25-05

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Bartow County school board member is free on bond after police say she hit a teenager with her SUV in a dispute over a Walmart parking space.

Police say the unidentified 17-year-old girl was standing in a parking space Friday trying to save it for someone.

Police say the teen and 41-year-old Angela Cornett argued before Cornett hit the girl with her car. Authorities say the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras.

Cornett told the Daily Tribune of Cartersville ( ) that she never hit the teen and said the girl leaned against her car. A call to Cornett's house was not answered Tuesday.

The teen had a scuff mark to her knee but did not suffer any serious injuries, police said.

Cartersville is about 45 miles northwest of Atlanta.