NEW: West Palm woman reportedly hits man with car with kids in back


A West Palm Beach woman reportedly had two young children in the back of her car when she tried to run over a man late Wednesday in front of his home, city police records state.

Sleysha Sainvil, 26, called the man earlier that day upset about the clothes he dropped off at her grandparents’ home, the man told authorities.

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She showed up at his West Palm Beach home and said she had “stuff to talk about” with his girlfriend, according to an arrest report. The two young kids stayed in the car while Sainvil got out to argue with the man.

He told Sainvil to leave. She reportedly lunged at him and tried to stab him with her keys. Police noted scratches on the man’s face and arm. He said he pushed Sainvil down and told her he was calling police.

Sainvil got up and ran into the home, chasing after the man, records state. She reportedly threw a computer stand onto the floor, causing about $100 in damages.

The man pushed Sainvil out of the home. Another child was inside and ran to a bedroom in fear, the man said.

Sainvil got into her car and drove toward the man who was standing near the entrance to the home. The car hit his right leg, leaving a scratch and bruises, police said. Fire Rescue authorities treated him for his injuries at the scene.

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The two children — records indicate one was as young as 9 months old — were in the car when she hit the man and when she backed into another car on the driveway, causing $1,000 in damages. She also hit a mailbox, records state.

Authorities met Sainvil at a hospital where she’d gone claiming she’d been injured by the man, though police said she didn’t have any visible injuries. Sainvil told police hitting the man with the car was an accident.

Neither of the children in the car was injured, police said. The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.

Sainvil was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child neglect, burglary and property damage and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Thursday. Records indicate she remained there Friday morning, held on a $15,000 bond.

She cannot have contact with either the man or the children, according to court records.



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