Woman who pushed food cart and hot oil at woman arrested: police

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — An 18-year-old woman suspected of pushing a food cart and hot oil at a woman during an argument in November was found Saturday and arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon , police said.

Michelle Antonia Murcia, an 18-year-old woman from Los Angeles, has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

The arrest was related to an incident Nov. 21 when officers responded to investigate an assault that occurred at the foot of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. stairs involving two street vendors, according to Santa Police Department Lt. Rudy Flores. Monica.

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When officers arrived, a woman told them she had been challenged to fight another saleswoman, so she pulled out her phone to record what was happening.

“Murcia got angry and pushed a hot dog cart towards the victim, causing hot oil to spill onto the victim’s arms and hands,” Flores said.

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Santa Monica Fire Department personnel responded to treat the burns, Flores said. Murcia left the area before officers arrived.

Officers saw Murcia standing outside Hot Dog on a Stick in the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Flores said. She was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact SMPD Detective Spenser at 310-458-8420 or the Watch Commander at 310-458-8426.

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