One of the girls found out the other had ‘friended” a potential love interest on Facebook. According to Spanopoulos’ attorney, the cyber-stud had refused a friend request from Penagos, but accepted one from Spanopoulos. A crazy cat fight then ensued.
Spanopoulos pulled off the main roadway. Penagos exited the vehicle and then refused to get back in. Allegedly, Spanopoulos too left the minivan and the two began wrestling each other. Spanopoulos returned to the vehicle and smashed into Penagos. That wasn’t enough for Spanopoulos, as she then placed the minivan into reverse and ran into her a second time.
William Penagos, the victim’s uncle, stated that Spanopoulos told her to “get the f—k in the car.” Her cousin then replied, “I can’t get in the car, I can’t feel my legs.”
An unidentified man appeared at the scene and asked if he could help. Spanopoulos offered him twenty dollars to take her to
Penagos had to undergo emergency surgery to repair a broken leg and a shattered pelvis.
Penagos told a Post reporter from her hospital bedside, “I don’t know what to say, it was just crazy. I was so scared.”
At her arraignment, Spanopoulos pleaded to not guilty to charges of assault and was released on $10,000 bond.
Smiling, Spanopoulos stated, “This sucks.”