A grandmotherly old woman was pepper sprayed in the face this week as she waited for a Metrolink train to take her to work, police said.
A man in his 50s walked up to the 73-year-old, said something "unintelligible," then started spraying, Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn told the Weekly.
The winner got a way, but cops are actively looking for him:
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The suspect was described as a fiftysomething white man with a large build and blue eyes: He was wearing khaki pants and gray or green shirt, Ryburn said.
The attack happened at about 6:40 a.m. yesterday at the downtown Burbank Metrolink station, he said. The woman was waiting for a train to take her to her workplace in Santa Clarita, according to the sergeant.
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The victim actually had to be hospitalized after experiencing the typical burning sensation, particularly in the eyes, that happens following a dousing of pepper juice.
She was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank to be treated, Ryburn said.
Of course, cops now want to have a chat with the chivalrous suspect. If you think you know who it is, give them a call at 818-238-3210.