Bad Grandma Accused of Shoving Her Grandson Into Rush Hour Traffic

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A Phoenix grandmother shoved her grandson into rush hour traffic, according to police.

Juanita Ramer's grandson was hit by a car on Thomas Road near the ramps for Interstate 17 and suffered multiple broken bones in his leg, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Court documents indicate Ramer is 51 years old but don't mention how old her grandson is.

However, according to the documents, both of them were drunk and arguing in a median before Ramer shoved her grandson into traffic.

The man who hit her grandson said he had just driven through a green light when Ramer shoved him into the roadway, and Ramer's grandson was hit by the side mirror, and then the rear tire of the car.

The driver said the shove definitely looked intentional, according to the documents.

Ramer, however, said her grandson was drunk and high and "tripped" into oncoming traffic, according to the documents.

Police visited her grandson in the hospital, and he said he didn't desire prosecution. Still, she was booked into jail on a felony aggravated-assault charge, as well as an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

According to court fillings, Ramer has drug-possession convictions on her record.

Juanita Ramer

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eric.nelson745 topcommenter

17 + 17 + 17 = 51. According my math estimate, granny, mom and Jr. have at least one thing in common.

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @eric.nelson745 No. Grandma had the daughter at about 17 and the daughter had her ne'er-do-well son at about 17. Grandma, at the tender age of 51 could soon be great-grandma. So, it's quite possible that she's quadrupled the population in less than a half century! And all of them substance abusers.

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@eric.nelson745 i know, i was just kidding around the way the age part you caught was a good one, i totally missed that one while reading the article (good eye on that)

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