Surfer accused of running down elderly woman has criminal past
WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - In Jill Hansen's last Facebook post, she bragged about becoming a professional surfer.
The time stamp shows she made that claim hours after a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured an elderly woman.
According to police, it was a road rage incident. Hansen followed 73-year old Elizabeth Conklin to her Waikiki condo on Kalakaua Avenue about noon Wednesday.
Witnesses told police, Hansen hit Conklin as she got out of her car, then reversed to hit her again.
A good samaritan, Chris Khory, grabbed a crowbar, and broke out the back window of the Volkswagen Passat. Khory works at the complex. His actions sent the driver running.
Hansen was arrested about seven hours later at an apartment complex in the Manoa area.
This isn't her first run in with police. She has a pending assault case and in a separate case was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
There is also an active restraining order filed by her father. According to the court documents, her father says she used Facebook to find someone to murder him and his family.
She has multiple, unintelligible rants on the social media site. She claims to be a professional surfer and model and lashes out at critics.
"It was pretty shocking," says neighbor Don Persons. He's lived in the Waikiki area for decades. He knows Conklin and the good samaritan who helped her.
"Chris is a great guy," he says, "It's nice to know people are still willing to get involved."
The victim's husband says she is recovering. She has cuts and bruises but is doing well considering she was hit by a car.
Hansen is in custody for attempted murder, she has not been charged.
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