A six-year-old maced in New York City is recovering from the traumatic incident, and New York Police Department officers say the “brute” that used the weapon on the small child in a Bronx laundromat has surrendered.
The six-year-old maced along with her father were at the laundry facility on White Plains Road in the Bronx near Robertson Street about 6:10 pm Saturday night.
Per eyewitness accounts, the the assailant is said to have burst into the coin operated laundry business and immediately began to “pummel” dad Derrick Dunn before exposing both Dunn and the small girl to the dangerous mist.
The New York Daily News reported upon the six-year-old maced in the Bronx, saying that a dispute between the alleged perp, Fernando Gonzales, and victim Dunn led to the macing of the child. But why? Over the use of a laundry cart, the report indicates.
The paper explains:
“Investigators believe Dunn and Gonzalez’s girlfriend had previously gotten into an argument over the use of a laundry cart, and Gonzalez had come to settle the score, the sources said … The video shows the suspect gave Dunn a clobbering, holding him down with one hand and landing a series of haymakers with the other. Then the suspect can be seen readying a bottle of mace for use before unleashing it on the 47-year-old father and his little girl.”
After the six-year-old was maced along with her father and after Dunn was allegedly assaulted in the incident, Gonzales reportedly surrendered following the circulation of the below clip and was charged with assault.