Deputies said Theresa Depiero had a run-in with her neighbor about eight months ago after their dogs fought and Depiero told investigators on Monday that she wished she were in a better mood when she saw her neighbor walking through the area, according to court records.
"I wish I had not seen him," Depiero told investigators. "I just didn't want to put up with any more (expletive)."
Sheriff's deputies said the victim was walking his dog at 5:30 p.m. Monday near Camelback and Citrus roads when a woman in a black SUV drove past him, stopped her car, opened the door and shouted obscenities.
The victim said he told Depiero to stop and kept walking his dogs to remove himself from the scene, according to deputies.
Depiero turned her car around and yelled, "I am going to kill you," according to court records. Depiero then drove directly toward the victim and caused him to jump off the road into landscaping, with his dogs, in order to not get hit, deputies said.
The victim then told investigators that Depiero backed her car up and drove toward him again, according to court documents. The man told deputies he again had to jump into rocks to escape Depiero's SUV and that he had to walk into the driveway of a home when Depiero tried to hit him a third time, according to a sheriff's report.
Depiero was taken into custody and told investigators that she did not want to hit her neighbor but that she only wanted to scare him, according to a sheriff's report.
Depiero was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and held on a $5,000 bond, according to court documents.