A college professor in Illinois spat on a Black woman and yelled racial slurs at her and her 7-year-old daughter because of a dispute over a parking spot, police said.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, the woman was parked along the traffic lane between the parking aisles while waiting for her mother to finish shopping at Jewel-Osco in Oak Park, Illinois according to authorities and reported by the Chicago Sun Times.
While the woman was sitting in the car with her 7-year-old daughter, she all of a sudden heard someone honking and yelling, officials said.
At this point, she saw 53-year-old Alberto Friedmann in a Jaguar behind her, and he yelled a racial slur at her. He also told her to move her car, authorities said and the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Friedmann then got out of his car and approached the woman, as he continued shouting racial slurs, officials said.
The woman attempted to open her door, but Friedmann pushed the door shut and then spit in her face. She said Friedmann told her he spit in her face because he doesn’t like Black people, according to officials.
Authorities said the woman’s mother left the store and heard Friedmann yelling slurs and saw him spit on her daughter, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
The man then got back in his car, as the woman got out of her car and tried to get his license plate number, police said.
Friedmann then accelerated towards the woman, who had to side-step to avoid being hit by his vehicle. He then crashed into her car two times, officials said.
The man got out of his car again, but witnesses stepped in and he was arrested a short time later, police said. Friedmann admitted to spitting at the woman and hitting her car, authorities said.