HOUSTON – A teenager was having an argument with her father when he allegedly hit her with his car, police said.
The 14-year-old girl was sitting in the car on Aug. 31 on her way to school with her father, Christopher Wayne Mosley, and her brother and sister when an argument erupted between the 14-year-old and her father, police said.
Mosley went before a judge on Monday, Oct. 3.
Police said Mosley was upset that the girl was using headphones that her brother had found the day before.
Mosley called his daughter a thief and stopped on the 1600 block of Bringhurst Street, got out of the car to slap the girl, according to court documents.
The girl got out of the vehicle and decided to walk to school. A witness saw Mosley drive toward his daughter between 15 and 20 mph, police said.
Mosley hit his daughter with the front end of his car, which threw her into a ditch, court documents said.
Her siblings jumped out of the car, picked her up and carried her back to the car, according to a witness.
The witness said the girl was obviously injured and limping as she tried to get back into the car.
According to court documents, Mosley took the girl back to her mother’s house and dropped her off.
Police said Mosley claimed that his daughter ran into the car on her own.
Mosley, 39, is charged with injury to a child under 15.