Woman says driver in Augusta Mall parking lot almost hit her child

A 26-year-old mother told police Monday that a driver in the Augusta Mall parking lot almost hit her child in a stroller.

According to an incident report, Victoria Aiello, of Martinez, was in the parking lot about 1:30 p.m. Monday trying to buckle her 1-year-old into a stroller when a Volkswagon Beetle beside her began backing out. Police said Aiello told the driver she was there and would be out of the way soon, but the driver continued to back toward her child.

After Aiello tapped on the driver’s window, the driver jumped out of the vehicle cursing, told Aiello she didn’t care about the child and then raised her hands as if she were going to hit Aiello, the report said.

Aiello left the area with her child.