Traffic case: man charged with assault, harassmentJanuary 29, 2013 @ 11:30 pm
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Pierce County prosecutor says a 71-year-old Tacoma man accused of attacking and threatening a woman after rear-ending her vehicle has been charged with assault and malicious harassment.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says William Zesbaugh apparently was angered because he thought the woman had cut him off in traffic Monday as she and a female passenger drove toward a ferry terminal.
When the woman approached the other car after the collision to get insurance information, the prosecutor says the driver went to his trunk, grabbed a club-like steering wheel locking device and struck the woman twice. A ferry employee intervened to stop the attack.
Lindquist says the man then told the victim and her passenger, "I can tell you're lesbians" and "I'm gonna get you for this."
Lu-Ann Branch tells KOMO-TV the gash on her arm required 11 stitches.
The man was arraigned Tuesday. It was not known late Tuesday whether he was represented by a lawyer.
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