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BLUFFDALE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Bluffdale woman is charged with aggravated assault after police say she tried to run over her neighbor’s boy.

On October 17, Riker Kerekes and his friend were allegedly hiding from a friend who was following behind on a dirtbike after school.

His neighbor, Elizabeth Mahon, was coming home and charging documents state she thought the boys were teasing her dogs on her property.

“My boys came in from school and my oldest said, ‘Hey Liz is freaking out, out there. She is trying to get her dogs to attack us,” said Riker’s mother Britney Kerekes.

When the mother got outside she was shocked at what she would see telling ABC4 News Jason Nguyen, “She swerved to hit him with her car.”

Court documents state Riker jumped out of the way.

“I saw how fast she was driving and the look on his face, he was like what just happened,” said Kerekes. “So I go, did she just try and hit you? And he’s all like, ‘yeah she just tried to hit me.'”

The concerned mother walked up to Mahon recording her interaction.

“She basically said she was going to teach them a lesson, that they were messing with their dogs and that she was going to mess with them,” said Kerekes. “I was shocked. I’ve lived next to her for seven years and she has been so kind.”

ABC4 News tried twice to talk with Mahon but she didn’t answer her door.
Mahon is due in court for her initial appearance on December 5 at 8:30 a.m.

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