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Police: Woman attacked ice cream truck driver to protest prices
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A Taylorsville woman is accused of spraying an industrial-strength cleaning solution in the eyes of an ice cream truck driver because she thought the treats were too expensive.

The driver's "eyes burned," and she was hospitalized after the Aug. 7 confrontation at an apartment complex near 700 West Mackinac Drive, police wrote in charges filed Monday.

According to court documents, the suspect approached the driver and ordered her to leave. When the driver did not leave, the woman sprayed the truck's windows then sprayed the driver multiple times in the face with Mean Green cleaner, police wrote.

The woman later told police she sprayed the ice cream truck driver because "she charges too much for ice cream," investigators wrote. When the officer arrested her, she tried to pull away and threatened him, saying she would "sock [the officer] in the face" and "kick [the officer] in the balls," police wrote.

The woman was charged with assault, assault against a peace officer, interference with an arresting officer and committing a violent offense in the presence of a child.

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