Suzanne Gilchrist, from Edinburgh, Scotland was pregnant when she shoplifted aftershave from an Edinburgh department store. As she was leaving in her car, Stuart Morris stepped into her car’s path. Instead of stopping, Gilchrist put the pedal to the metal and took Morris for a ride on the hood of her car.
Morris rode atop the woman’s car until the woman was forced to stop at a traffic light. Security caught up with the pair and Gilchrist was arrested.
“She had thought she was pregnant and was obviously suffering some sort of hormonal imbalance, and was on such a knife-edge that she panicked,” the UK’s Daily Record quotes a lawyer for Gilchrist as saying. “She was hysterical. She thought Mr Morris had walked in front of her, trying to make her stop.”
The court did not believe Gilchrist was in a hormonal haze saying, “You deliberately drove at the victim,” Stirling Sheriff Wyllie Robertson told Gilchrist in court. “Your car was screeching around corners while this man feared for his life. The danger to his life was real and obvious.”
Gilchrist pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years and three months in jail for assaulting Morris, failing to stop at intersections, and trying to throw Morris from her car to the danger of his life, ABC News Reported.