PUBLISHED:13:51 EST, 23 September 2012| UPDATED:16:31 EST, 23 September 2012
A woman is in hospital with severe burning after suffering a horrific attack in which a stranger viciously threw sulphuric acid over her.
The unnamed woman was drenched in the corrosive liquid as she walked into a San Diego laundromat on Saturday, causing second degree burns to her arms and back.
Her attacker has been named by police as 55-year-old Arturo Jose Reyes.
Vicious: Arturo Jose Reyes, 55, allegedly threw sulphuric acid into the face of an unknown woman in San Diego
He was arrested about 20 minutes after the 6am attack in his dark blue BMW at a nearby gas station, where he was making a disturbance.
The woman positively identified Reyes as her assailant, telling police that she had never met him prior to the attack.
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