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‘Alarming and Erratic’: Vermont Teen Accused of Running Over, Knocking Pants Off Man Who Threw Snowball at Car

Vermont Teen Accused of Running Down Man Who Threw Snowball at Car
Source: Burlington Police; Mega

Hamza Velic allegedly ran down a man with his vehicle after the man threw a snowball at his vehicle, cops said.

Jan. 19 2024, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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A teenager in Vermont has been arrested after he allegedly intentionally struck a man with his car multiple times, according to authorities.

Surveillance video recorded Jan. 11 allegedly shows 18-year-old Hamza Velic striking the victim, Oliver Reed, with a car, causing Reed to flip over Velic’s car as his pants flew off, according to WCAX.

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Police said Velic then doubled back and hit Reed again.

Velic unsuccessfully made a third attempt at striking Reed, who was treated at a local hospital for bruises and scrapes and has been released, according to police.

Officials said Velic went after Reed because Reed threw a snowball at his car.

Velic was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He is being held without bond, authorities said.

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At his court appearance on Jan. 16, Vermont Superior Court Judge Michael Harris described the vehicular attack as “alarming and erratic,” WCAX reported.

According to the station, Judge Harris went on to say “this was intent” and Velic “can’t say he just went too fast around the speed and struck someone. He was preying and trying to strike this person down."

Police said Velic was already on their radar after recently being charged with possession of a stolen Lamborghini, though the outcome of that case is unclear.


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