Woman facing charges after attacking another woman's car with SpaghettiOs
A woman out in Pittsburgh has been arrested after damaging another woman's car with cans of SpaghettiOs, law enforcement services out in Pennsylvania have confirmed. A woman was left with a broken window, a sliced finger and an almighty stain in her car to contend with, but as police brought her attacker into custody, it could have been a lot worse.
WTAE-TV says that a woman told police that she was meeting someone in Pittsburgh in the neighbourhood of Terrace Village, so that she could pick up some money for her children, presumably from her ex-husband. It was there that another woman approached her, and attacked her out of the blue, throwing a can of SpaghettiOs at her car window.
First, the victim says that her assailant then tried to stab her with a knife, but only succeeded in slicing her finger instead. The victim's car had a "a broken back window, multiple dents and was smeared with red sauce and pieces of pasta," but she managed to escape the attack, and she managed to escape with her attacker's purse.
This purse was an unexpected acquisition for the victim, but it allowed her to identify her attacker, and allowed police to finally bring her into custody.
In that purse, there were several items, but crucially, there was an ID card that helped police to track her down. The attacker was identified as Eileen Gettleman, who is 59 years old, and now that she's been arrested, she'll be expected to face charges of aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy.
At the moment, it's not clear what the motive is for the attack, but WTAE speculates that there might be a connection to the victim's ex, saying that there was at least one other person who was involved in the attack.
"Police said the victim’s vehicle had a broken back window, multiple dents and was smeared with red sauce and pieces of pasta. Police said they reviewed surveillance video which appeared to show several other people involved in the incident, including a man who was apparently also throwing cans of SpaghettiOs."
Police are still working to identify the other man caught on surveillance footage, as well as the other people who assaulted the victim with cans of SpaghettiOs. At the moment, the incident is still under investigation.
This isn't the first time that police in Pittsburgh have been called over spaghetti; earlier this year in September, Amanda Billion and David Allen Jackson Jr faced charges of child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators say that Jackson, who has a criminal past, hit the toddler repeatedly and forced his hand into hot spaghetti sauce.
Authorities were first alerted when the 21-month-old was brought into hospital with noticeable bruises on both sides of the buttocks, as well as the presence of burns over the toddler's left hand.