UPDATE: The victim in this case has notified us that Antoinette Smith has been arrested and will be appearing in court tomorrow morning Friday, June 9th, 2017.
DETROIT, MI – Detroit Police are currently looking for Antoinette Smith on a felony warrant for Assault after she tried to run down a security guard in the parking lot of the Belmont Shopping Center on the city’s east side.
Detectives with the Detroit Police Department recently contacted the victim, Michael Trautman, to inform him of the charge that Smith is facing.
The incident occurred on Thursday May 4th, 2017 as Trautman was doing his job as a security guard at the shopping center. He narrowly escaped serious injury when the irate woman, now identified as Antoinette smith, who was behind the steering wheel of a Ford Taurus, nearly ran him down in the parking lot.
At approximately 5:20 p.m., Antoinette Smith, driving a beige Ford Taurus, came into the parking lot the opposite way of what is normally supposed to be the traffic pattern. Trautman said that he was positioned in front of the woman’s vehicle directing her to go in the opposite direction. It was at that moment the female driver intentionally decided to accelerate her car which then struck the security guard. The impact caused Michael Trautman to land on the hood of the vehicle.
The woman drove half the length of the shopping center parking lot before he was able to find his way off the vehicle’s hood. While he was on the hood of the car, she kept trying to ‘break hard‘ in hopes that it would cause him to be launched off of the vehicle’s hood. If she would have succeeded, this would definitely have caused serious injury to the Trautman.
The woman, who had already fled the scene, brazenly came back to the property before police arrived. She decided that she needed a Hot & Ready Little Caesars Pizza to go along with her venom. As she came out of the pizza shop, looked directly at Michael Trautman and said “You’re just a punk ass security guard. That’s why I hit you and then left the scene”.