Police: Parking-spot spat turned violent

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NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Police in New York said they arrested a man who allegedly hit a woman three times with his car while she was standing in a parking space at an airport.

Ercan Karabeyoglu, 56, of New York, allegedly became enraged when he found Remzija Sahanic, 49, of Hartford, Conn., standing in a parking space at John F. Kennedy International Airport and she refused to move, the New York Post reported Thursday.


Sahanic told the man she was saving the spot for her daughter and he allegedly replied by asking if she was a terrorist and threatening to hit her, police said.

Sahanic told the man to "go ahead" and he hit her three times, injuring her legs and knees, police said. The woman refused medical attention because she was worried about missing her flight, her son said.

Karabeyoglu was charged with reckless endangerment, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

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