One mailman in Los Angeles attacked an 11-year-old girl after she laughed at him for entering the women’s restroom in a park outside of the city.
Daniel Villasenor, 55, is being accused of chasing the girl and grabbing her neck in a storage room before her friend alerted city workers of the incident.
“He got angry and pushed the 11-year-old child, and then grabbed her by the neck and the collar in what appeared to be a choking motion to the witnesses,” L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Scott said.
The mailman had been working for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years, and allegedly stopped at the park to use the restroom while he was on duty.
Villasenor asked the girl for directions to the bathroom, but he ended up entering the woman’s bathroom by accident. Once he came out, the girl and her friend were laughing.
He then went to the men’s restroom, and when he came out, the girls were still laughing.
After discovering they were still amused by his entry into the wrong bathroom, he chased the girl into the women’s restroom and grabbed her by her neck.
Then he began choking her inside a supply room beside the restroom.
The other girl heard the girl screaming for help and told city employees what happened. They responded to the scene and Villasenor stopped choking her.
Villasenor then went back to his car and drove away, only to be stopped and arrested in the neighborhood.
He is pleading not guilty to cruelty to a child and assault on park property Wednesday and is being held on $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court on March 5.
If he is convicted, he faces a year in jail.
The Postal Service released a statement saying, “The employee has been placed in an emergency non-duty, non-pay status. The incident is also being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.”