CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A mother is pleading for help finding the suspects accused of running over her husband and 4-year-old son at the Harris Teeter on Rea Road in South Charlotte on April 17.
Amber Green says her son is still struggling with anxiety weeks after the hit-and-run.
“He wakes up in the middle of the night with nightmares, with stomach aches and asks, ‘Why did this happen?” Green said.
Her little boy had just been out for pizza with his dad when they went to Harris Teeter and saw a man running out of the store and hopping in the passenger side of a grey, 4-door Volkswagen Passat.
The boy’s dad, Nathan Green, also saw store personnel running after the man, and Green leaned over to tell the driver of the car the workers were trying to get his attention.
But the driver floored it because police say his buddy had just stolen a case of beer. They ran over Nathan, knocking his son out of his arms.
“When I received the phone call, I was completely paralyzed with fear. I was sad and angry and scared,” Amber Green said.
Nathan hit the ground hard, had a concussion and fractures on his skull. He’s been in and out of the hospital and can’t smell or taste.
His son had a nasty gash on his head down to the bone not to mention the emotional scars.
“I do fear that they can do this again to somebody else, and I would not want this to happen to anybody else.”
Amber has another child, and she says doing routine things like going out into the parking lot anywhere is a scary ordeal.
The Green family needs help finding the accused shoplifter and the getaway driver.
“This could have been your spouse, your child that this happened to, and next time may not be as fortunate. Somebody could get killed.”