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Wife Charged After Dispute Over Nintendo Switch at Wendy's Ends with Husband's Fatal Fall: Police

Michigan Woman Charged After Husband Falls from Car During Argument
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Michigan couple was allegedly arguing in a Wendy's parking lot over the purchase of a Nintendo Switch, officials said.

May 24 2024, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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A Michigan woman recently was arrested and charged in connection with the death of her husband, who died in a Wendy’s parking lot in early spring after being thrown from the hood of her vehicle, police said.

Around 12:30 p.m. on March 25, the couple, Vinnice Daianie Leon, 44, and 45-year-old Robert Baltazar Leon, were arguing in a Wendy’s parking lot in Holland, according to court documents obtained by MLive.

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During the argument, Robert Leon got out of their 2009 Dodge Charger and jumped onto the hood when his wife tried to drive out of the parking lot, police said.

When Vinnice Leon turned onto a private road near the Wendy’s, her husband fell and hit his head, according to cops. The fall caused a brain bleed that killed him.

In an interview with WXMI, Vinnice Leon said she was “still in disbelief” and the “whole thing blows my mind.” She emphasized she had no intention of hurting her husband.

According to Vinnice Leon, the argument stemmed from her recently ordering a Nintendo Switch gaming console even though her husband wanted her to buy a PlayStation 5.

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The argument got heated, Vinnice Leon told WXMI, claiming she feared for herself and daughter, who was in the couple's vehicle at the time of the incident. “​​I’ve never seen him fly off the handle like that," she alleged.

Vinnice Leon said she was trying to leave the parking lot to go across the street so her husband could cool off, which is when he reportedly jumped on the hood of the car.

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“People make assumptions and assume they know what happened,” Vinnice Leon told WXMI. “People assume I committed a crime and did it on purpose and I didn’t. I would never hurt him. Ever.”

She was charged with a moving violation causing death, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail if convicted, authorities said.

On May 20, Vinnice was arraigned and released on a personal-recognizance bond.


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