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Paramus Police: Driver Hits Teen With Pipe, Gets Shiner Over Mall Spot

Kenia E. Nicolas-King
Kenia E. Nicolas-King Photo Credit: COURTESY: Paramus PD

PARAMUS, N.J. -- A 48-year-old Teaneck woman was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon after police said she whacked a Paterson teen in the head with a pipe in a fight over a parking spot at the Garden State Plaza.

Kenia E. Nicolas-King "intentionally cut off" the 18-year-old Paterson driver who'd been waiting for the spot in the underground parking garage by the AMC Theaters around 5 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Police Chief Robert Guidetti told Daily Voice.

Both got out of their cars and began arguing before Nicolas-King returned to hers and fetched a 15-inch metal pipe, he said.

She swung it and hit the victim in the back of the head, knocking her down, Guidetti said.

The woman got back up and punched Nicolas-King in the left eye, he said.

Nicolas-King got back in her and fled, throwing the pipe out the window, but ran into traffic, the deputy chief said.

Responding Officer Nicholas Luciano saw the car fleeing and stopped it, he said.

Both women refused medical attention.

Nicolas-King, meanwhile, was released on a Jan. 6 court summons.

"With over 10,000 parking spots I recommend patience during this holiday season," Guidetti told Daily Voice.

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