Woman Says She Ran Over 14 Year Old Because She Thought Girl Was Mexican

Nicole Franklin intentionally ran over 14-year-old Natalia Miranda because she though the child was Mexican.

Des Moines, IA - An Iowa woman told police she intentionally ran down a young girl with her car because she “is Mexican.”

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 as 14-year-old Natalia Miranda was walking down the sidewalk on her way to her junior high school, the Des Moines Register reported.

Miranda was struck by a vehicle and suffered numerous injuries but the driver did not stop at the scene.

An hour after she ran over Miranda, Franklin was involved in another incident at a nearby gas station where she was accused of using racial slurs.

A witness said he saw Franklin throwing potato chips, destroying merchandise, and calling people names, according to the Des Moines Register.

The gas station’s owner, Waheed Abdul, said that his surveillance video showed that Franklin targeted his brother and used racial slurs while talking to him.

Abdul said footage showed that Franklin stayed in the gas station for more than 20 minutes verbally assaulting them, the Des Moines Register reported.

He said that some of the store’s customers stayed with his brother out of concern that Franklin would try to assault him if they left.

Court records showed she was arrested and charged with assault, operating under the influence, theft, and public intoxication in that incident.

Police talked to witnesses and used surveillance video to identify the driver of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck the girl as 42-year-old Nicole Franklin, according to the Des Moines Register.

Clive Police Chief Michael Venema told reporters at a press conference on Friday morning that Franklin had admitted that she smoked methamphetamine hours before she intentionally hit Miranda.

Chief Venema said Franklin told investigators that she ran the child down because she thought the girl “is Mexican,” the Des Moines Register reported.

She has been charged with attempted murder for her vehicular attack on Miranda.

Outraged community members have called for Franklin to be charge with a hate crime and authorities told the Des Moines Register that the possibility hasn’t been ruled out.

Franklin’s bail has been set at $1 million.

This is not the first time that Franklin has been in trouble with the law, the Des Moines Register reported.

Court records showed that Franklin was charged with harassment and domestic abuse assault for biting her boyfriend and throwing an object that hit the back of his head in February of 2018.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Jim H. - Virginia US so how will you defend her? This seems right up your alley, being that she's a fervent Trump activist.

Sidenote: apparently her driver's license says she's 42. They must have meant in dog years, because this is the roughest 42 I've ever seen.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Abuse and assault against her boyfriend? Who would want to date that fine piece of womanhood I’d like to know n

Njaz
Njaz

Drugs will take a person that isn't 'quite right' & escalate it. I believe this woman was sick prior to drug abuse. The fact that it brought out the worst in her testifies to it. She us not fit to live in society. Although sadly, more in society are using drugs. This cant end well- as its conclusion is worse than its beginning

Anomie88
Anomie88

She should be charged with attempted murder and a hate crime. Pretty obvious intentions.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I'm not condoning her actions but mental health in America is not very good an people like her often fail getting the help they need to live in society an it will only get worse until these people can get the help they need

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

She needs to be locked up where she can't hurt anyone else. She's done this twice now. POS.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Fucking POS. She's likely a democrat: racist, ignorant, and supports violence against people who think differently than her. I hope she and her fellow liberal thinking idiot understand that this type of behavior is wrong on multiple levels.

Hopefully she is kept isolated from others so she can't cause further injury to other innocent individuals.

Musicray
Musicray

Too bad we can’t protect ourselves from A-Holes like her... we’re the ones who would be arrested...

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Lock this crazy POS up so she can't hurt anyone else!! Apparently she has no self control. Not even to put the pipe down. Evil hateful bitch!!

Marxest
Marxest

I'm surprised BLUE LIVES MATTER is reporting on a white perpetrated hate crime against a minority. As for Ms Franklin, she is clearly a racist and a violent one at that. I won't excuse her heinous crimes as being the result of methamphetamine abuse. 'Meth' doesn't make you get into a car and run over Hispanics. If it did there be thousands of those incidents. This atrocity can't be dismissed as a drug fueled rage and must be acknowledged as a hate crime and Ms Franklin must be charged with a hate crime charge along with what she's already been charged with. She's even smiling in her mug shot. What a monster. I can't believe her bail was set at $1 million. I wonder if David Duke, Richard Spencer, President Trump or any other wealthy white nationalists or organizations are going to pay this monsters bail.

CantMakeThisStuffUp
CantMakeThisStuffUp

Clearly a hate crime ... lock this piece of work up and toss the key.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Court records showed she was arrested and charged with assault, operating under the influence, theft, and public intoxication in that incident.

Franklin had admitted that she smoked methamphetamine hours before she intentionally hit Miranda.

Franklin’s bail has been set at $1 million.

This is not the first time that Franklin has been in trouble with the law, the Des Moines Register reported.

Great reporting @Tom Gantert . I hope we can keep this one locked up this time.

Prayingyoubeonhell
Prayingyoubeonhell

Maybe She's Mexican .... Donald duck says ... Criminals ..rapes...bad hombres.

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

Belongs with the criminally insane.