Saturday 20 January 2018

Woman accused of ice cream assault

'Persistent use of chimes' of ice cream vans represent 'aggressive form of selling'
'Persistent use of chimes' of ice cream vans represent 'aggressive form of selling'

Police say a Utah woman sprayed an ice cream truck driver in the face with cleaning solution after becoming upset over the driver's prices.

Authorities in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville say 65-year-old Andrea Chavez told them she sprayed the woman because "she charges too much for ice cream".

The incident happened on August 7. Charges were filed on Monday, though the reason for the delay was not immediately known.

Police say the driver was briefly taken to hospital after being hit in the eyes with Mean Green cleaner, a product described by the company as a blend of non-toxic, biodegradable detergents.

Chavez faces charges of assault, interfering with an officer and committing a violent offence in the presence of a child.

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