Montgomery County

Man, Woman Arrested in Alleged Montco Road Rage Beating

The woman was left unconscious while the attackers initially fled from police

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A man and woman are now under arrest after police said they pulled a woman from her car and beat her unconscious in an attack allegedly fueled by road rage and captured on video.

The unidentified man and woman were arrested Wednesday morning, Jenkintown Police Department Chief Albert DiValentino told NBC10. They are charge with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and related motor vehicle offenses.

The pair had been wanted since last Thursday when the attack at a busy road took place in the Montgomery County borough.

The altercation started on Old York Road when the vehicles came into close contact as two lanes merged due to construction, DiValentino said. Both parties then started saying things to one another, which culminated with the accused getting out of their pickup and beating the victim at a red light, the chief said.

“I can’t even fathom somebody giving a beating like that to another person, over what? Nothing," he said.

Video of the atttack, which was recorded by another driver as others called 911, shows the suspects getting out at the intersection of Old York and Rydal roads and punching and kicking the 23-year-old Philadelphia woman.

“This was a horrific attack and we’re sorry that it happened, but a case like this is not going to go unsolved," DiValentino said.

The attackers were gone before officers arrived. Officers did find their Ford pickup, but without a license plate. Eventually, they were able to track the suspects back to Philadelphia, where they were arrested without incident, DiValentino said. They are being held on $50,000 cash bail.

The victim was treated and released from a hospital. She is "doing well," the chief added.

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