Woman runs over boyfriend after she finds out he's HIV-positive
PHOENIX, Ariz. - A woman is in police custody after she was caught on camera running over the man she had been having a sexual relationship with after she found out he was HIV positive.
43-year-old Misty Lee Wilke was indicted by a grand jury on May 10 on charges of attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.
The incident happened in April, but home surveillance footage of the crash did not emerge until this month. The video of the hit-and-run has since gone viral after the video was posted to YouTube.
WARNING: The video below contains graphic violence.
In the video, a man is seen riding a bike through an intersection. He continues briefly on the roadway before doubling back. That’s when a red Mustang with a white racing stripe speeds through the intersection and hits the bicyclist before speeding away.
The man goes full-on rag doll as he flips over the hood and rolls to the ground. Investigators said he fractured his spine and suffered head injuries during the collision.
Wilke called 911 to relay her side of the story about 30 minutes later. The woman told police that she got into an argument with the man on the bike after he told her he was infected with HIV after they had been engaging in sex.
Wilke said he laughed at her, and she pushed him in response. He then swung at her with a pocketknife and cut her arm. She then got into her car and drove until she jumped a curb and ended up sideways in a park. Court records said she accelerated through the park and across a street without looking and that’s when she hit the bicyclist. The woman said at the time she was unsure of who she had hit.
Wilke has pleaded not guilty to the charges on which she was indicted.