Cops say Giselle Penagos, 21, was run down in a minivan driven by her cousin Melanie Spanopoulos leaving her lying in the middle of the road severely injured.
"If it wasn't for the good Samaritan, she could very easily have been hit by another car," Nassau County Detective Sgt. Robert Galgano told the New York Post.The one-time kissing cousins had been on their way home after watching the New York Jets last Sunday. That's when one found out the other was in touch with a potential playmate on Facebook. Then all hell broke loose.
"I don't know what to say, it was just crazy. I was so scared," Penagos told The Post from her bed at Elmhurst Hospital.Spanopoulos' lawyer, Dennis Lemke, sniffed that the man refused Penagos' friend request BUT accepted one from his client. And that's when the cyber version of the Hatfield and McCoys kicked off.
The accused got off the highway and Penagos got out. Then they wrestled.
That's when cops say Spanopoulos ran into her cousin. She then allegedly put the van in reverse and rammed into her a second time.
Spanopoulos seems like a real catch. On her Facebook page, she lists her favorite activities as: "getting drunk" and "speaking gibberish."
Her lawyer--and who are we to be cynical--says his client is innocent. At her arraignment, her views were sage: She said: "This sucks." And then she smiled. MORE IN NY POST