Police: Man drags woman with SUV in Dearborn

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Authorities accused a Dearborn man of dragging the mother of his children from his sports utility vehicle.

Hassan Sayed, 34, has been charged with several crimes, including larceny from a person, assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted unlawful driving away, fourth-degree child abuse and interfering with a crime report. The larceny charge is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

A district court judge ordered Sayed to be held on a $200,000 bond and scheduled his next court appearance for Oct. 24. The judge also ordered Sayed to be put on a tether and have no contact with the victim if he’s able to post bond.

Police say the incident happened Sunday in the area of Chase Road and Donald Street. Sayed and the woman were traveling in the victim’s vehicle.

She pulled over to ask Sayed to exit the SUV during an argument. The couple’s two children, ages 2 and 3, were in the back seat at the time, officials said.

The two got into a struggle and the woman got out of the vehicle to call police. Sayed also exited the SUV, assaulted the woman, took her phone away and then got back into the vehicle, according to authorities.

The woman ran to the driver’s side of the SUV and tried to pull Sayed out, and he put the vehicle in gear and accelerated away with her hanging on the door, police said.

Sayed drove at a high rate of speed while crossing into the lanes of oncoming traffic before turning onto Alber Street about a block away, officials said.

The victim reached the gear selector and shifted the SUV into park.

Police said Sayed exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but they were able to locate and arrest him later.


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