Barbara Young, 25, drove to West One Retail Park in Eccles, Greater Manchester, with her sister and son, where they collected two electric scooters – worth £130 – and a full bag other items. They went to checkout and then left with the items. But on the way out, Young’s sister was stopped by the salesman, who realized the bag hadn’t been paid for.
She apologized and handed the bag over to the store clerk for life.
But when he returned to the checkout, Manchester Crown Court heard, he noticed the deal for the scooters had been cancelled.
Juliet Berry, for the prosecution, told the court: “He followed her to the parking lot and saw the defendant in the driver’s seat, and saw a man and a child in the front seat.
“The second woman explained to the accused that they had to get the scooter out of the trunk, to which she said the trunk would not open.
“At this point the seller became suspicious and took a picture of the license plate and said he was going to call the police.”
Young then drove towards the man, with his sister in the car.
According to Manchester Evening News, CCTV footage showed the man clinging to the bonnet of his car, before footage later showed him slumped to the ground.
Young rolled over the man’s feet as she left the scene.
The car was later found abandoned, containing one of the scooters and a life bag.
The saleswoman’s phone was also found on the edge of the windshield.
A check of the vehicle revealed that it was uninsured and the car itself was using fake plates.
She was, however, the registered owner of the vehicle.
Jane Dagnall, defending, said the car was a gift from her family and Young did not know it was stolen.
The victim said the impact of the incident was “hard to put into words” and that she was still in pain five months later.
He suffered numerous injuries, including abrasions to his sternum, back, elbow and joints.
He said: “I have to keep going – I keep living in this cycle of pain and torment”.
Ms Dagnall said Young was ‘utterly ashamed and remorseful’.
She said: “Her instruction is that it wasn’t something she wanted to do. There was very little thought.
“She has been in pre-trial detention for two months.
“The ringing of the prison doors affected her.
“It hit home what it’s like to lose your freedom.
“She’s a young woman, she’s a mother of two and she’s totally ashamed and remorseful.”
Young, of Crompton Lodge Caravan Park, Hall Lane, was sentenced to 22 months in prison.
At sentencing, Paul Reid QC said: “You got into a car you weren’t allowed to drive. You had your child with you.
“It’s perfectly clear that he was standing right in front of your car. You couldn’t avoid seeing him.
“You chose to go with him in front of you, it wasn’t just a nudge, you rammed him with such force that he was thrown onto the bonnet of the car and snagged.”