Cops: Woman Arrested For Hitting Cousin With Minivan, Twice

ELMONT, NY (AP/ WCBS 880) – According to police, what happened in Elmont, Long Island could have been much worse.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Sgt. Robert Galgano says 20-year-old Melanie Spanopoulos was driving with her cousin Monday when the two began to argue over a man. When Spanopoulos stopped her minivan, the fight poured out into the street.

“The argument turned into a physical altercation. The woman who was arrested got back into the vehicle and, as she was leaving, actually struck her cousin and, at that point, also, we believe that she backed up and actually hit her a second time.”

The victim was left in the middle of the road. A good samaritan took the victim to the hospital with a broken pelvis and leg.

Spanopoulos’ attorney says his client is innocent. He says the other woman jumped out of the car while it was moving. Spanopoulos of Franklin Square was arraigned on an assault charge Tuesday. She was released on $5,000 bail.

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One Comment

  1. Jared Hansman says:

    A broken leg and pelvis could definitely be caused from jumping out of a moving vehicle. However, getting hit with a minivan might not cause the same type of damage…

  2. Juan and Charlie says:

    The Warriors Football Organization can stop looking for their lost funds…

    Daddy using them for legal fees!!!

  3. JennyFromTheBlock says:


  4. jwow says:

    freee melllll !

  5. Larry King says:

    Ladies, please! There’s no need to fight. There’s plenty of Larry for both of you.

  6. Scott Stevens says:

    no thank you she might think I want her but not just no but hell no Crazy girl

  7. d says:

    Nice job on the good deed, Good Samaritan! Seems like you’ve assumed the role of a modern-day batman.

  8. The Good Samaritan says:

    All in a day’s work, Miss Popodopoulis, all in a day’s work.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

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