ROCK HILL — While in the parking lot of a Rock Hill restaurant, a man told police he tossed a hammer at a knife-wielding assailant who hit him with his car Saturday night, throwing him in the air and onto a windshield.
Police were sent to the Sandbar on Celanese Road at 10 p.m. after receiving word of an assault, according to a Rock Hill police report. The victim, 40, told police he and another man, 40, had been in an argument.
The suspect kicked the passenger door to his 1995 Oldsmobile, the report states. The victim armed himself with a hammer, police said, while the suspect pointed a knife at him.
The suspect jumped into his 1989 Ford Crown Victoria and drove at the victim, the report states. The victim threw the hammer at the man’s windshield. The driver sped off around the parking lot and then drove at him again, this time hitting the victim’s car.
The victim told police his attacker then drove at him again, hitting him in the legs, the report states. The man told police he was thrown into the air and hit the Crown Vic’s windshield.
The victim went to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment, while police spoke with four witnesses who corroborated the victim’s story. Police found the suspect’s car at a Twin Lakes Road home. The car’s front left corner and windshield were damaged. The man’s mother told police her son was not home.
Police have issued warrants charging the man with attempted murder and malicious damage to property. His name was not released.