Mountain View Voice

News - July 12, 2013

Crime briefs

Man spits on woman

A man spit in the face of a woman while she waited in the drive-through line of a local McDonald's on July 6, according to a police report.

The man, who was not caught, apparently believed the woman had intentionally cut him off on the freeway moments before the incident, said Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

According to the police report, the woman was in the drive-through of the McDonald's at 1060 N. Rengstorff Ave. at about 11 p.m., when a man came up to her car, yelled at her and then spit in her face before running off.

Thompson said the woman, a 37-year-old from Mountain View, told police she recognized the man as the driver of a red Corvette she had seen just minutes before while she was driving on Highway 101. She told police it seemed that the man in the Corvette had attempted to speed up and get in front of her, but hadn't succeeded in doing so before she exited the freeway to go to McDonald's. She said the Corvette followed her for a time after she got off the freeway, but she didn't think much of it — until the man showed up at her driver's-side window.

Before the man spat in her face, the woman told police he was yelling about her cutting him off and calling her names.

Thompson said police are working with the management of the McDonald's to see if they can get any security footage that might aid the investigation.

Electronics, cash jewelry stolen

A warped window appears to have been all a burglar needed to get into a home in the 100 block of Mercy Street, according to police.

On July 7, at about 1:15 p.m., the 50-year-old resident of a home in the area returned to his house to find that electronics, cash and jewelry had been stolen, said Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department

According to the police report, the man secured all his doors and windows before leaving his house at 10:45 a.m. that morning. However, a window in one of the rooms was warped, Thompson said, and as a result, would not close and lock. "It appears that's how they got in," Thompson said.

Reported stolen was an iPod Touch, a gold ring and about $300 in cash from the home, Thompson said. The suspect appears to have exited through a side door to the garage.

—Nick Veronin

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