An Oklahoma father is accused of running over his daughter's fiance with a pick-up truck after he learned of the couple's engagement.
James Littrell, 48, allegedly would not allow his daughter to leave his Oklahoma City home on Monday when his son-in-law-to-be, Christian Leatherwood, arrived.
Leatherwood told authorities that he left the residence and went to a nearby gas station, where Litrell confronted him, KFOR reports.
“Told us to stay the hell away from his daughter and he was going to do what he wanted,” recalled Victory Nelson, a friend of Leatherwood. Nelson called his uncle, who is a police officer, to report Littrell. His uncle advised him he should take a picture of the license plate of Littrell's truck.
But when Leatherwood went to snap the photo, Littrell allegedly hit the gas.
“[He] ran into his truck, put the keys, threw it in reverse and hit me,” Leatherwood told KOCO. “I ended up on the tailgate, because I didn’t want my legs broken.”
Littrell faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. The victim suffered minor injuries.