A New York City man faces felony assault charges after he punched an 100-pound woman who was standing in a space he wanted. Lana Rosas, 25, was saving the space for her boyfriend. Now she's in a coma.
"Nobody would think anything would happen that would go this far," said Oscar Fuller, the alleged attacker, to reporters.
Fuller said the evidence would prove he acted in self-defense.
"She hit first ... and just like we know there are cameras everywhere inside New York City," said Fuller.
Rosas is still in the hospital. Doctors have removed part of her skull to reduce the brain swelling.
"I am very very sorry for the situation she is going through right now, and I am hoping for a speedy recovery," said Fuller.
Fuller left the scene before paramedics arrived but said he didn't realize Rosas was so badly hurt when he left the scene.
This isn't the first time finding a parking space, or getting out of one, has been taken to another level.
In this Youtube video, you can hear angry honking in a face off between three grown women in a Las Vegas parking lot.
You can see it in this mechanical shoving match over a space between these cars in England.
Another driver in England lost his license for a year for ramming into a car that was blocking his way out of a garage.
When you are looking for a space, you are often already on edge, like a hunter.
It seems like these responses are completely disproportionate to finding a parking spot.
"Obviously, they are making it much bigger than it is, and once they are there often something that goes along with anger is a righteousness. I am just I am in the right so in that case there is no reason to measure my response," said Ryan Fuller, a psychologist.
And when one someone snaps, they just lose control.
"Some people will have a rage response for minutes and minutes, and they won't even know what has happened. They really see red," said Fuller.
Oscar Fuller is free on $100,000 bail.