Woman suffers second-degree burns after man threw sulphuric acid over her in random attack at Laundromat

Woman suffers second-degree burns after man threw sulphuric acid over her in random attack at Laundromat

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

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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