By LUCY GUANUNA
HIGHLAND PARK — Police arrested a woman believed to be under the influence of PCP after she jumped on the hood of a man’s car and hit him repeatedly with a gas pump nozzle at a Highland Park service station Monday night.
The suspect was driving near the intersection of Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street at around 10 p.m. when she crashed into a bus bench, said Lt. Ryan Schatz with LAPD’s Northeast Division. Her passenger fled on foot while the driver got out of the car and went to a nearby gas station where she proceeded to jump on the hood of the victim’s car. She then pulled a nozzle out of a gas pump and hit him on the shoulder repeatedly, said Schatz.
Officers arrived and arrested the woman for assault with a deadly weapon. The woman was under the influence of PCP, said Schatz.
There are two gas station near Avenue 52 and Figueroa but Schatz could not confirm at which station the assault took place.
Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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