LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A violent confrontation was caught on camera at a gas station in the High Desert.
Cellphone video of the incident from the Valero gas station in Lancaster showed a woman who’s accused of repeatedly hitting a man’s truck with a bat. The woman apparently is an employee at the station.
The owner of the vandalized truck, identified only as Ray, said he was shocked and feared for his own safety.
In the clip, the woman is seen standing in front of the truck and counting before taking the bat to the truck’s back tail light. She’s heard telling him, “I told you to move.”
Deputies responded to the scene and arrested the woman on suspicion of vandalism in connection with the incident, which a witness captured on tape. In the video, the woman is also heard telling the man to call the police.
Ray said he suspects the incident unfolded because he was sitting in his truck making calls after he filled his tank.
He admits he lost track of time, possibly staying there for about an hour.
Erica Nochlin, a reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, returned to the gas station Wednesday night and saw a woman who resembled the person in the clip behind the counter.
That individual declined to comment and provided Nochlin with the contact information to her attorney.
A call placed to that attorney was not immediately returned.