Woman punched in road rage assault in Oshawa
Police say the body of Richard Morrison, also 26, was found in an Uxbridge home on the morning of Feb. 28.
Published Friday, May 10, 2013 5:02PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, May 10, 2013 5:03PM EDT
A 33-year-old Whitby man faces a number of charges following a road rage incident in which a woman was punched in the face.
Police say the incident happened after the victim exited a parking lot on Bloor Street West in Oshawa shortly before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
While stopped at a red light at the intersection of Bloor Street West and Park Road South, the 49-year-old woman’s vehicle was approached by a man who exited a vehicle behind the victim’s.
Police say the man then smashed the driver’s side window of the victim’s vehicle with a hammer and punched her in the face.
Witnesses then saw the man flee the scene in a red Pontiac vehicle with two female passengers.
Details on what, if anything, preceded the alleged assault were not immediately provided by police.
The victim sustained minor injuries, police say. A female passenger also travelling in the vehicle was not injured.
Officers were able to locate the vehicle in question and a suspect a short time later.
A suspect, identified by police as Frantisek Hodonsky, is charged with assault with a weapon, assault, mischief under $5,000 driving while under suspension and offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 888-579-1520 ext. 2187 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).