A 29-year-old woman drove into a man and a boy in Allentown on Friday and then used a stun gun on the man's son when he came to help, according to court documents.
Yardley Joy Frantz of Allentown was trying to flee the collision at 6:55 p.m. in the 700 block of Clay Street, near N. Seventh Street, when Pedro Gonzalez Jr. confronted her and she zapped him in the chest with the stun gun, police said.
Allentown police were able to track down the woman by her personalized license plate, which read ZOMBIE.
According to a criminal complaint:
Police were dispatched to Clay Street on a report of a hit-and-run pedestrian collision.
Pedro Gonzalez Jr. told police a car hit his father, Pedro Gonzalez Sr., and his nephew Carlos Correa, who was riding a toy car. Gonzalez Jr. confronted the driver when she tried to leave and she used the stun gun on him.
Other witnesses reported seeing the hit-and-run collision and the stun gun attack. They described the driver as a woman in pajama pants and took down her license plate.
One witness said the woman turned onto Clay Street, came to a stop and then accelerated into a crowd of people, hitting the man and boy.
Police tracked the car to Frantz's home at 604 N. Sixth St. She was bleeding next to her right eye and trying to report a domestic violence incident.
Frantz told police she didn't know who was driving her car, but Jared Billman, who was her passenger at the time of the collision, told police the truth and also told them she had a stun gun in her glove compartment.
Frantz was charged with three counts each of simple assault and harassment and one count each of aggravated assault, accidents involving death or personal injury, disorderly conduct, careless driving and failing to stop and give information or render aid.
She was also charged with three counts related to the stun gun, including using an incapacitation device. She was released after posting $20,000 bail.
Gonzales Sr. was taken to the hospital; the boy was not.