TURLOCK (CBS13) – A Turlock man was arrested after authorities say he intentionally hit a woman with his car in the parking lot of a Walmart on Wednesday.
The man says he ran over the victim because “God told him to.”
Authorities say the 54-year-old victim walked in the Turlock Walmart parking lot, the suspect – 41-year-old Jose Perez – accelerated toward her.
Perez fled the scene in his pickup truck; a bystander then called police and chased after the suspect. Shortly after that, Perez crashed into a canal off a dirt road.
He was then taken into custody.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery