Arizona police released new details about a woman in Phoenix who allegedly snapped after finding out that her boyfriend had tested positive for HIV. The alleged assailant, Misty Wilke, responded to her boyfriend's disclosure in a terrifying way: by attacking him with her Ford Mustang, and then filing a false police report that her had attacked her with a knife.
Police have released that report as well as video footage of the incident, which is below. (Warning: this footage is not suitable for everyone.)
The report, obtained originally by The Smoking Gun, indicates that the assault started after a verbal altercation at a local park. The boyfriend, Joseph Valva, left on a bicycle but returned to the area afterwards. Wilke, according to witnesses, appeared to be trying to trap Valva with her car by circling the park. He did attempt to leave the area, but he could not escape before Wilke attacked him with her Mustang.
Wilke the drove into Valva's bicycle head-on, sending him into the air and over the windshield of the vehicle. Valva tumbled twice before falling to the ground. Wilke sped off and abandoned her automobile at a nearby gas station. She then called the local police to make a false report, claiming that he had attacked her with a knife while they were in the park.
According to Wilke, Valva told her of his HIV status in the park and he allegedly laughed at her reaction to it. She told police she then pushed him and fled the park area, claiming to have not noticed her victim. She denied that she willingly assaulted him with her automobile. Police reported that a since one centimeter "minor cut" was found on Wilke's arm.
Valva's injuries were worse, according to the police report. After being transported to the local hospital, Valva was found to have a fractured vertebrae, as well as a head injury that required numerous medical staples to close.
Wilke now faces multiple charges including two counts of aggravated assault, attempt to commit second-degree murder, and leaving the scene of a serious accident. She has plead not guilty to all counts.