her 26-year-old boyfriend, and ended up hitting the Waffle House on the 4800 block of
Portsmouth Blvd., around 3 AM.
An employee of the Waffle House reported the incident to police. When police arrived, they
smelled alcohol on Thomas’ breath and noticed that her speech was slurred. She admitted to
Chesapeake police that she had been drinking.
Her boyfriend was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but not life- en questioned about the following Monday, he refused to comment about the incident.
A group of people inside a nearby convenience store heard the crash and ran over to assist,
according to convenience store employee, Angelica Orlanda. “People were really freaking
out. We had a group of people in the store, they ran out to try to help. Some ran out with all
the stuff in their hands from the store and then they came in afterwards to come pay for it.
It was pretty crazy.”
Thomas is facing several charges, such as first-degree attempted murder, malicious assault,
DUI and property damages charges. She is currently in custody at Chesapeake City Jail.
Thomas had other traffic violations before this incident, including driving without insurance
in 2011, expired registration and speeding. However, this was her first criminal offense.
There is no information available at this time explaining why she tried to kill her boyfriend.
Thomas’ arraignment will be held in July.
"Woman hits boyfriend, then Waffle House with her car"; Author: Wavy; Published: May 2, 2016
"Woman drives car into boyfriend at Waffle House, charged with attempted murder"; Author: Kevin Green; Published: May 2, 2016