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Tis the Season: Teaneck woman charged in pipe attack over parking spot at Garden State Plaza

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DECEMBER 21, 2015, 11:50 AM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015, 12:04 PM

PARAMUS — A 48-year-old Teaneck woman hit a Paterson teenager in the head with a 15-inch metal pipe during a fight over a parking spot at the Garden State Plaza mall over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Kenia E. Nicolas-King was charged with aggravated assault and was released, said Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti of the Paramus police. The victim, an 18-year-old Paterson woman, refused medical attention, Guidetti said.

The Paterson woman, whose name was not released, was waiting for a parking spot in an underground garage beneath the movie theater around 5:30 p.m. Saturday when Nicolas-King cut her off and pulled into the spot, Guidetti said. They began arguing and Nicolas-King allegedly went back to her car and grabbed the pipe and hit the woman in the back of the head.

The younger woman fell to the ground and they began wrestling, the deputy chief said. The woman punched Nicolas-King, who jumped back into her car and fled.

But Nicolas-King couldn’t escape the mall’s traffic and Officer Nicholas Luciano stopped her car, Guidetti said. She told Luciano that she had thrown the pipe out of the window, said Guidetti, who added that it was later found.