Driver accused of intentionally ramming car into Albuquerque dealership


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman is facing a list of charges after police say she plowed through a car dealership intentionally, forcing employees to dive out of the way.

The incident was much too close for comfort for employees at the Hyundai dealership on Lomas near Wyoming. Employees told Albuquerque Police that around 4 p.m. on Monday, a woman behind the wheel plowed her car up a small staircase, through a guard rail and rammed into a wall and glass door.

The driver, Tammy Ramirez-Harmon, is now charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The crash happened at the Larry H Miller Hyundai dealership on Lomas at the I-40 overpass.

According to a criminal complaint, Ramirez-Harmon went in to the dealership, got in a fight with the general manager and was asked to leave.

Witnesses told police that Ramirez-Harmon then said, “you are going to take this f’ing car back,” left the building.

According to witnesses, Ramirez-Harmon backed her white Chevy HHR SUV about 50-feet away from the building, then stepped on the gas. Witnesses says she was going about 30 to 40 miles an hour when she plowed the SUV right into the front of the business.

At least two employees had to dive out of the way, one even jumped into a set of bushes by the door. No one was hurt in the crash.

Employees wouldn’t interview on camera Tuesady, but one of them told police, “I thought we were goners.”

After the crash, police say Ramirez-Harmon kept saying, “Sheila is back,” and “Sheila made me do it.”

KRQE News 13 knocked on the door to Ramirez-Harmon’s home in the northeast heights on Wednesday afternoon. A man answered the door but said, “no comment.”

It’s unclear as to what Ramirez-Harmon meant by saying “Sheila made me do it.” However, Ramirez-Harmon’s first court appearance was canceled on Wednesday afternoon because she’s getting some kind of “medical treatment.”

The dealership told police that Ramiriez-Harmon has had several incidents at the dealership before. However, KRQE News 13 has learned employees aren’t even sure if she’s even bought her car from the dealership.

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