Philadelphia Woman Loses Leg After Violent Encounter Stemming From Love Triangle
A love triangle took a violent turn Saturday when Precious Coleman, 29, allegedly hit a 24-year-old woman with her 2004 Dodge Durango.
According to Philly.com, Coleman had an ongoing dispute with Beatrice “Dee Dee” Spence, whom she believed had been sleeping with her boyfriend. Police say Coleman went speeding down a North Philadelphia street where Spence was sitting on the porch of her mother’s home. The victim reportedly ran over to confront Coleman, while her uncle Damon Watson, 37, attempted to stop her.
Allegedly, Coleman’s vehicle jumped the curb striking both her rival and Watson. She fled the scene and police arrived to find both victims injured. They were transported to Einstein Hospital. Spence’s leg was seriously injured and required amputation while Watson is said to have only sustained minor cuts and bruises. Spence’s mother Danika Spence, who was cooking at the time of the incident, came running outside to see what the commotion was about. After leaving the food unattended, a fire started in the home and the local fire department had to come to put out the flames.
Not that it even matters at this point, but relatives of Spence say that she was not romantically involved with Coleman’s boyfriend.
“She thought Dee Dee was with him,” said Spence’s sister Alissa, 14. “She wasn’t at all. That was her ex. They weren’t seeing each other anymore. She had moved on.”
“The feud had been going on for a long time,” added Spence’s cousin Erica Watson. “Dee Dee got tired of the mess.”
Prior to the incident, relatives say Coleman showed up to Spence’s home at 5 a.m. and demanded to see her rival.
“‘It’s Precious. Tell your daughter to stop f—ing blocking me on Instagram!’ ” Coleman yelled, Spence’s 9-year-old sister Ameria told The Daily News. “Then she picked up a brick and threw it through the window.”
Spence’s mother filed a police report. A few hours later, Coleman called Spence and told her that she was coming over, said relative Erica Watson.
Investigators located Coleman’s vehicle less than 24 hours after the accident abandoned in an alley. Coleman was later arrested outside of her home. She has been charged two counts of attempted murder. She is being held at the Riverside Correctional Facility. Bail has been set at $750,000.