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latest news Woman arrested after assaulting taco vendors in South Los Angeles

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft after attacking taco vendors in South Los Angeles in an incident that was caught on camera, authorities said.

Police received a battery report around 6:15 p.m. Saturday at a South Tacos R&R location near Normandie and Slauson Avenues, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The attack came after the woman demanded more food from vendors who were still being prepared, police said.

Footage circulating on social media and obtained by KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed a woman yelling at taco stand workers and throwing boxes of food and liquid onto the sidewalk.

The woman is also seen spitting on food and cooking areas several times.

She follows a worker dressed in a blue polo shirt and apron, berating the woman before punching her in the side of the head.

The worker, identified by KTLA as Bertha Zuniga, told the station in Spanish that the attack was scary but she still needed to work.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday and jailed for robbery.

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