Homeless Woman Sleeping In Parking Space Accidentally Run Over And Killed
A homeless woman in Florida was tragically found dead Wednesday after spending the night pinned underneath a parked car.
Police believe Henrietta Regina Dickson, 55, may have been underneath the influence of drugs or alcohol when she fell asleep underneath a a Tampa apartment complex’s carport Tuesday night.
Apartment resident Fathima K Masud, 55, pulled into her designated spot around 11:30pm, where Dickson was sleeping, and unknowingly ran the woman over.
Masud told police that she didn’t know the woman was there, though she did feel a bump pulling into her parking space.
But when she got out of the car, she saw Dickson’s tote bag and figured that’s what she hit.
It wasn’t until the following morning that a passerby finally saw Dickson’s arm sticking out from underneath the front of the car.
Dickson was pronounced dead shortly after 8am
No charges have been filed against Masud.
Not for nothin’, a parking space probably isn’t the best place to sleep off a night of turning up (do homeless people “turn up”???). All in all its just a sad situation for all parties involved.
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