Authorities: Pennsylvania man backs over mother while stealing her car

The Associated Press

TARENTUM, Pa. – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man backed over his mother and another man while stealing her car and then crashed it.

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John Spencer faces numerous charges following the incidents that occurred Monday night. It wasn’t known Friday if he’s retained an attorney.

Authorities say the 23-year-old Tarentum man drove off after stealing the car, crashing it in New Kensington a short time later. He then asked some witnesses he happened to know to drive him to a bar in Upper Burrell, and during that ride he allegedly told them five times, “I think I killed my mom.”

Spencer’s mother was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries. The injured man was treated and released.

Authorities eventually found Spencer walking along a road in Lower Burrell. He faces numerous charges, including two counts of felony aggravated assault by vehicle.