Map: Near Gilbert & Vaughn
GILBERT, Ariz. -- A Mesa man is in critical condition after his wife allegedly ran him down in a parking lot because he did not vote.
According to police, it happened shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot on Gilbert Road south of Vaughn Avenue, which is between Guadalupe and Elliot roads.
Sgt. Jesse Sanger of the Gilbert Police Department said it started with an argument between Holly Solomon, 28, and her husband, Daniel. The reason for the argument reportedly was Daniel's failure to vote in the Nov. 6 president election.
"According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s re-election," Sanger said in an e-mail to media outlets Monday morning.
Witnesses told investigators they heard quite a bit of yelling before seeing Holly get into a Jeep SUV and start chasing her 36-year-old husband through the parking lot.
"Daniel took refuge behind a light pole," Sanger said. "Witnesses reported that Holly drove around the pole numerous times while continuing to yell at him.'
Daniel then made a run for Gilbert Road with Holly right behind him.
"Holly eventually struck Daniel with the vehicle and he was pinned beneath the underside of the vehicle and a curb," Sanger said.
Daniel was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. At last check, he was critical condition.
Holly has been booked on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault. Those charges could change if Daniel does not survive.
Sanger said there's no evidence that impairment -- either by alcohol or drugs -- was a factor in Saturday morning's incident.