Woman attacks, bites jogger who pepper sprayed her aggressive dog, police say

Authorities in California say a bizarre encounter between two women at a park this week ended when one bit the other on the arm, “causing significant wounds.”

According to Fox News, 19-year-old Alma Cadwalader was arrested on Friday, one day after she allegedly attacked a jogger who fired pepper spray at her dog.

The incident occurred at the Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley, according to police. Cadwalader’s dog allegedly became aggressive with the jogger, who grabbed pepper spray to use against the animal.

Police said the jogger was “accosted by the dog’s owner on the Goldenrod Trail between the Chabot Equestrian Center and the Oakland City Stables in Oakland.”

The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department issued a statement providing additional details.

“The assailant tackled and punched the victim multiple times,” the statement reads. “As the victim attempted to push her assailant off of her, she was bitten on her forearm by the female, causing significant wounds.”

The suspect ended by taking the woman’s canister of pepper spray, police say.

Following her arrest, Cadwalader was booked into jail. She is expected to face criminal charges including battery with serious bodily injury, false imprisonment with violence, and robbery.

“East Bay Regional Park District Police Investigators interviewed the suspect at Police Headquarters and she was subsequently booked for the associated charges at Santa Rita Jail,” police reported. “There are no other outstanding suspects involved in this incident.”

[Featured image: East Bay Regional Park District Police Department]