Woman stabs family's car in alleged road rage attack
A woman was caught on camera stabbing the car of a terrified family in what appears to have been a road rage attack, Metro Online reports.
Karl Camilo, the owner of the car and the individual who filmed the incident, says he and his family were at a CVS Pharmacy drive-thru in Providence, Rhode Island last week when a woman attempted to pull in front of his SUV and hit the car.
This is the moment a woman lashes out in an apparent road rage attack and stabs a family’s vehicle:
The collision was said to be a minor one, however, that didn't stop 25-year-old Stephanie Dominguez from appearing to stab and slash at the car - all while Camilo's wife, teenage daughter, and dog were inside.
"She comes out with the knife, with a very aggressive face. She goes slowly on the back door, like this, with two hands very carefully to make sure the whole car got damaged, vandalized," he told NBC 10.
"She had the devil in her eyes," Camilo added.
The footage shows Dominguez stabbing the hood of his vehicle while screaming at the family. She also scraped the car and punctured all of its tires with the knife. According to police, Dominguez’s two young children were in her car during the incident.
"She looked like she was enjoying what she was doing, while she was vandalizing my car, she was enjoying it," Camilo said.
Dominguez can then be seen briefly going back to her car, before suddenly returning with the knife and continuing with the attack.
"At that point she was trying to attack us personally. I thought she was trying to attack or kill us," he added.
Police arrived at the scene and arrested Dominguez when Camilo showed them the footage. Dominguez was then charged with disorderly conduct, vandalism and having a weapon. However, the weapon charge was later dropped.
Dominguez’s lawyers have disputed the family’s version of the incident, claiming that Camilo hit her car, and refused to communicate an exchange of insurance information. They also argued that the way in which she reacted to the situation was out of concern for her children.
Dominguez pleaded not guilty to the charges of vandalism and disorderly conduct.