LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 64-year-old Monrovia woman is accused of pepper-spraying a mail carrier in the face in a fit of road rage.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday that witnesses reported Ruby Valenzuela shouted obscenities and racial epithets at the mail carrier after she claimed her postal vehicle cut her off at an intersection April 20.READ MORE: LAPD Officer Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Deceased Woman's Body To Stand Trial On Felony Charge
Prosecutors say Valenzuela got out of her car and followed the woman to the entrance of a building in Pasadena, where she allegedly sprayed her with pepper spray. The postal worker said she experienced severe pain and blurred vision.READ MORE: Dodgers On Brink Of Elimination After Braves Rough Up Urías, Dominate In Game 4
Valenzuela was arrested Wednesday. She could face charges including assaulting a federal employee. It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.
She faces a maximum 20 years in prison if convicted.MORE NEWS: Disappointed Dodgers Fans React To 9-2 Loss In Game 4 Of NLCS
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