A man accused of running over the foot of a woman who tried to save a parking space before the Colts' AFC championship game says his vehicle never touched her.
Crystal Lockaby, 25, of Greenwood, said she was standing in an open parking space near the RCA Dome on Sunday, waiting for her boyfriend to bring their car around, when Kenneth Jones pulled his 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer into the spot, according to a police report.
Lockaby told police she threw her hands up motioning him to stop. She said Jones pulled forward, bumping her several times and running over her foot to take the space, according to police.
Lockaby was taken to the hospital with foot and ankle injuries, police said. Police were investigating, although no charges had been filed Tuesday.
Jones told 6News on Tuesday that the vehicle didn't touch her.
"It just never happened," Jones told 6News' Tanya Spencer
by telephone. "Why she's doing it, I don't know."
Jones acknowledged that he moved into the space and that Lockaby was standing in it.
"She was trying to save a parking spot for a car that was somewhere else, and basically I told her that if you don't have a car, you don't have a parking space," Jones said. "I told her to get out of the way, which she finally did."
Police towed Jones' truck Sunday. He picked the vehicle up Monday after he spoke with a detective, according to police.
Indianapolis police Sgt. Matt Mount said standing in a parking spot to save it for a vehicle is not allowed.
"You're blocking traffic. You're creating a hazard," Mount said.
Attempts by 6News to reach Lockaby for comment were not successful.
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