Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Springfield, Massachusetts (SafeCITY) - Brian Hurley, a 41-year-old Springfield man was jailed after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a forklift.

According to Springfield police, officers were called to New England Warehousing Inc. on around 9:40 a.m. on reports of a domestic disturbance.

Investigators say the victim was dropping Hurley off at work when the couple began arguing over money. Hurley's girlfriend stated that he slapped her, then got out of the vehicle and began kicking the sides of it, causing numerous dents.

Hurley then reportedly got into a company forklift, drove it into the car with the woman still inside, lifted it off the ground and then dropped it several feet away. Hurley fled the scene but was found on the back steps of his home a short time later.

He was booked into jail and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

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