Lynette Walls, Enraged When Asked to Slow Down, Allegedly Purposefully Hits Teen

Lynette Walls is being held without bond in Atlanta after she allegedly had a fit of road rage and hit a 15-year-old boy.
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An Atlanta teen infuriated when she was asked to drive slower through a neighborhood full of children chased kids through front yards in her car and returned two hours later to run down a teenager, according to police.

Lynette Walls, 17, was denied bond Wednesday in a Fulton County, Ga., courtroom, after a judge told her she had totally "disregarded human life."

Walls is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Her lawyer, public defender Overton Thierry Jr., did not return repeated messages left by ABCNews.com.

According to police, Walls was driving in southwest Atlanta when she got in an argument with children playing on the street. The children asked her to "slow down in the neighborhood," according to Atlanta Police Department Office Otis Redmond, and Walls began chasing the children in her car through the front yards of homes.

Two hours later, Walls was allegedly still angry, and returned to the street where the children had asked her to slow down.

"A 15-year-old male was standing in the street when witnesses say [Walls] accelerated toward him," said Redmond. "The vehicle struck him resulting in serious injury."

Walls then fled the scene, turning herself into police later in the evening. The 15-year-old victim, identified by ABC News' Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV as Christopher Elliott, sustained multiple facial fractures and head injuries. He is still listed in serious condition.

Elliott's older brother, Jarvis Cooper, told WSB-TV that they had been walking to the store when Walls began heading for them.

"This was no accident, this was on purpose," said Cooper.

"A car came out of nowhere, speeding toward us [and] he screamed to move out of the way. I [was] ahead of him, I jumped out of the way and as I looked back, I couldn't see him. And I looked on the side of the street and I [saw] him on the side of the street [and] blood was coming from his head," he said.

Teen Allegedly Attacked With Her Car in Fit of Road Rage

Cooper and Elliott's mother, Phyllis Cooper, said that she believes Walls was coming back for "revenge," according to WSB-TV.

"She was just waiting for someone to come out of the house," she said. "We just happened to be the ones that came out of the house."

"Over something that was so silly, over a little fight," she said. "She didn't have to hit my son."

Walls next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29.

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