Fayetteville woman tells police agitated dry cleaners driver tried to run her down

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Fayetteville detectives are investigating the case of a woman who claims an agitated dry cleaner employee arriving at her home with a delivery tried unsuccessfully to strike her with his vehicle after claiming the woman’s clothes were not in his vehicle.

Fayetteville Police on May 26 were dispatched to the area of Glade Knoll Trail off Lester Road on a dispute call.

The complainant said she went to pick up her clothes from a dry cleaners and alterations business, but she was told her clothes were not ready, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

The woman told officers the business owner said he would bring the clothes to her residence after business hours, and the complainant agreed, according to the police report.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., the woman said a tan-colored van driven by a male described as an Indian male with a dark-colored beard and approximately 5’ 6” in height arrived at the complainant’s home, Burdett said of the police report.

“The complainant said the male subject was allegedly upset because he said he had tried to call her several times, but there was no answer,” said Burdett.

Burdett said the woman told police she informed the subject that she did not receive his phone calls, but she could pay for her items. The woman said the driver told her the clothes were not ready, and she would have to pick them up another day.

It is not known why the dry cleaner driver would have gone to the woman’s residence if the clothes were not ready.

“The complainant reported to police that she had her head somewhat in the vehicle’s door and could see her clothes in the back. The complainant said the subject allegedly quickly drove forward with her head somewhat in the vehicle. The complainant said she allegedly pulled her head out of the way to avoid being struck,” said Burdett.

The woman told police she observed the vehicle drive in reverse in an attempt to strike her. The complainant said she quickly jumped out of the way, Burdett said of the report.

The woman told police would like to press charges, the report said.

The case was turned over to the Fayetteville Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.