Driver runs over homeless person’s tent on purpose

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LAist has this story about a man who intentionally drove into a tent early Sunday morning, injuring a homeless woman who was sleeping inside.  Police are still searching for the driver, who had apparently been fighting with other occupants of the tent.

“There was an altercation between the owner of the car and the people in the tent,” said Sgt. Gregory Hoyt of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Station. “The (car) owner flees, turns around and runs the car onto the sidewalk, striking the woman, who was sleeping in the tent.”

ABC reports that “the suspect is believed to be in his early 30s. He was seen driving a 1998 to 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am.”