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Woman Hits Woman With Tire Iron Inside Upper Darby Wawa Following Fight Over Parking Spot, Police Say

The victim suffered a concussion and had a large contusion on the right side of her head.

What to Know

  • Aretha Robinson, 51, is accused of hitting a woman with a tire iron inside an Upper Darby Wawa back on March 10.
  • Police say the attack stemmed from an argument over a parking spot outside the Wawa.
  • The woman suffered a concussion. Robinson is charged with aggravated assault.

A woman struck another woman in the head with a tire iron inside an Upper Darby Wawa following a fight over a parking spot, according to police.

Police say Aretha Robinson, 51, began arguing with another woman over a parking space outside the Wawa on 460 South 69th Street back on March 10 shortly before 7 p.m. The woman told police she walked away and entered the store while Robinson followed her inside and threatened her.

Robinson then left the store and returned a few moments later with a tire iron in her hand, police said. She then allegedly followed the woman while her back was turned and struck her in the side of the head with the tire iron.

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Police arrived at the store and found Robinson standing inside while holding the tire iron, investigators said. She was taken into custody and the woman identified her as the person who attacked her, according to police.

The victim suffered a concussion and had a large contusion on the right side of her head.

“She could’ve killed the lady that she hit with the tire iron,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “I mean you hit somebody in the head with a tire iron, it’s gonna have an impact.”

Robinson is charged with aggravated assault. She posted bail on March 15 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 22.

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