A suspect has been arrested after a man attacked a woman at a gas station on the 500 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Gardena.
The suspect, who was identified as Antoine L. Rainey, 37, was caught in Long Beach over the weekend with law enforcement authorities saying he suffers from schizophrenia, according to a KABC report.
Sheriff's detectives released surveillance footage of a man who allegedly attacked a woman at a Gardena gas station. Watch the video here.
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L.A. County Sheriff’s responded to the assault call on May 30 at approximately 7:09 p.m., calling the assault a “vicious attack,” with surveillance footage to accompany it.
The footage allegedly showed Rainey park in front of the woman who was putting gas, walking up to her and hitting her until bystanders walked over. Rainey then walked back to his Ford Expedition and drove away.
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Officials also said Rainey was on parole at the time of the attacks and it is possible that there have been others.
The woman was hospitalized, suffering from head trauma and a black eye, but was discharged with pain medication.
Rainey is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., at the Compton Superior Courthouse.