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SAN DIEGO (AP/CBS NEWS 8) - A felony charge has been filed against a man who drove into a crowd at the annual Zombie Walk during San Diego's Comic-Con last summer, seriously injuring a woman.

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that Matthew Pocci Jr., who is deaf, faces a charge of reckless driving causing bodily injury. The 48-year-old will be arraigned March 9. In August 2014, he gave an interview online using sign language to explain why he plowed through a parade of Comic-Con zombies.

Police said Pocci inched through the large crowd after small children in his car became frightened of participants wearing zombie makeup.

Some crowd members became angry, surrounded the car, climbed on it and smashed the windshield. Police said Pocci then sped up to flee and sideswiped a 64-year-old woman, who fell under the car.

Pocci has filed a claim with the city, charging that police did not adequately supervise the Zombie Walk.

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