A man accused of ramming a rival pizza store owner’s car is now named in a lawsuit.
For three years, Hamayun Rashid stalked, threatened and bullied Shaikh Ahmed leading up to the Jan. 17 aggravated assault outside a Best Western hotel on Phoenix Boulevard in Clayton County, the lawsuit alleges.
The rivals were checking on their business flyers at the time.
Clayton County authorities said Rashid, owner of Little Villa’s Pizza, rammed his car into Ahmed’s and pushed it into oncoming traffic, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
“When it happened, I had difficulty breathing,” Ahmed told Channel 2 Action News. “I was calling 911.”
Authorities arrested Rashid on an aggravated assault with intent to murder charge Feb. 21. He is out on bond.
Ahmed, owner of Prime Pizza, is seeking unspecified punitive damages and a trial.
Rashid’s pizza business and John Doe Corporations were also named in the lawsuit.