Woman burned with acid in California street attack

Scene were the suspect was arrested 
By: Shifra Unger 

(Scroll down for video) A California woman was randomly attacked with acid on the street this week, according to reports in the news media.

A San Diego, California man was arrested for throwing the acid in an attack on a stranger while walking into a Laundromat, a local TV station reported.

Arturo Reyes fled after burning the woman in the face, arms and back with sulfuric acid, on Saturday morning, and was captured shortly after he raised a ruckus at a different gas station, police said. It was not immediately clear what led him to attack the woman, who was been hospitalized with second-degree burns and who told the police that she did not know Reyes.

Reyes, 55, was booked into jail on charges of assault with a chemical, aggravated mayhem, vandalism and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

He faces the possibility of life imprisonment if convicted of these charges. A witness at the scene told the news media that the man attacked the woman with no prior warning.