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2.22.2008

woman on life support after pepper spray attack

In Westminster, California, a woman is on life support after she was pepper sprayed during a robbery and suffered a stroke: Woman on life support after pepper spray attack. 50-year-old Kun Min Kim was attacked on Sunday evening as she arrived home from work. As she opened her car door, a woman approached and sprayed her in the face, then grabbed a bag Kim was carrying and fled. The bag was her lunch sack. Now she's in intensive care, with hopes for her survival uncertain. More here.

The suspect in the robbery is described as in her 20s, wearing dark pants and a gray sweater or sweat shirt. Police are asking anyone with information about the attack to contact Westminster Police Detective Kevin MacCormick at (714) 898-3315, Ext. 340.

UPDATE: Sadly, Ms. Kim died yesterday, when she was taken off life support: Pepper-Spray Attack Turns Into Homicide Investigation. Police are now looking for a killer. All this over a stupid lunch sack.