Man arrested, charged after smashing woman's windshield with bare hands in road rage incident

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Saturday, January 26, 2019
Man faces charges after smashing woman's windsheild with bare hands
A California man is facing charges after he smashed a woman's windsheild during a road rage incident.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (WLS) -- A man has been arrested following a road rage incident in which he allegedly smashed a woman's windshield with his bare hands.

Police said Joshua Robert Dalton, 28, jumped on the hood of Veneranda Alvarez's car and smashed the windshield.

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Alvarez, 34, her two daughters and a friend were in the car at the time.

"I was just in panic mode, and in shock and everything all at once," Alvarez said.

Alvarez said Dalton followed her friend out of a Walgreen's parking lot and tailgated them before he got out of his vehicle.

Dalton is charged with felony vandalism and is being held on $20,000 bail.

"He was careless and he did it with my kids in the car," Alvarez said.

One study found there has been a 600 percent increase in deadly road rage crimes since 2006. In a recent survey, eight million drivers admitted to road rage.

California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Baldonado offered safety tips for drivers targeted by road rage.

"First, call 911, let us handle the situation...Secondly be a good witness. If you have a passenger with a cell phone, if your phone's a camera, record it," Baldonado said.