Woman Accused of Attack on Shop Owner to Appear in Court
Feb. 16, 2018—A woman accused of dousing an auto repair shop owner with gas is scheduled to appear in court later this week, WREG reports.
On January 1, WREG's Zaneta Lowe reported on the alleged attack against Bassam "Sam" Aljundi at Cordova Automotive.
"My eyes started burning like crazy," he told her at the time. "That's all I can imagine is, 'I'm going blind. I'm going blind!"
Aljundi said it all began after mechanics checked the customer's brakes. She didn't seem to like the repair options.
"I said' 'Ma'am you need brake pads and rotors.'"
Aljundi told WREG the customer responded, using profanity, saying she would not purchase the rotors.
"I said, 'No problem. I cannot do the brakes, because it's not going to do anything...just changing the pads,'" Aljundi said.
That's when things escalated. As Aljundi took another call, the woman allegedly grabbed a canister of flammable fuel additive, poked a hole through the safety seal and then walked towards the counter where the shop owner was. She reportedly disconnected the call and then threw the liquid in the shop owner's face.
The liquid got into Aljundi's eyes and on his face, causing him to have blurred vision and difficulty breathing. She was charged with aggravated assault.