On Saturday, a white Massachusetts husband and wife refueling their car at a gas station in Virginia were allegedly attacked by a young black New Jersey woman wielding a hammer and shouting racial epithets at them.
The couple, who identified themselves as Bob and Cathy to Fox 25 News, were returning from Florida, driving their Porsche and towing their boat, when they stopped at the Carmel Church Exxon. The woman, identified as Angela M. Jones, 26, of Newark, started yelling at Bob.
Bob said, ““I hear this lady, two pump islands over yelling something about a message. I’m like I don’t know who she’s talking to … she gets in my face and says, ‘You got a message for me with your fancy boat?’ Her hand came up, my glasses go flying, she was starting to scratch the hell out of my face. She starts punching me, scratching at me. She called my wife a white *expletive* and spit in her face.”
Cathy, who was inside the gas station and exited to see Bob confronting the woman, added, “She ran over to me. She looked at me and said, ‘I’m tired of you white *expletive.*”
WTVR.com reported that Jones shouted she was “sick of fancy white people.”
Bob continued, “She said, ‘I’ve got something in my car that I can put a hole in your boat.’ I thought it was a gun, but thank God it wasn’t; it was a carpenter hammer.”
According to police, Jones bludgeoned the Porsche and boat with her hammer, then turned to attack Bob.
Sheriff Tony Lippa of Caroline County, Virginia, reported, “She clawed him. He took her to the ground to prevent her from doing any more damage.” Lippa added, “A couple people came over and he lets her up and when he lets her up she starts to attack him again.”
Jones then ran to her Jeep and drove off; she is still at large.
Bob concluded, “Whatever she saw in us, she decided to teach me a lesson, I guess.”
Lippa said Jones is wanted on charges of malicious wounding, assault, and destruction of property.