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Woman smashes man's phone at gas station, police say

Original post made on Mar 12, 2013

A Palo Alto woman was arrested on the morning of March 9 after allegedly pushing a gas station attendant and then running over his phone multiple times, according to police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 1:59 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by gcoladon, a resident of Slater
on Mar 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

It's been my experience that innocent people usually don't feel compelled to destroy evidence.

I often try to teach my kids, if you're using someone else's property and they want it back, you are supposed to give it back to them, even if you still want it. Kathryn does not appear to have learned this lesson very well thus far.


Posted by Mark, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I'm going to make a wild@ssed guess here: this arrogant and entitled dumb@ss was driving an SUV made by either BMW, Lexus or Mercedes Benz ... DO I WIN A PRIZE FOR GUESSING CORRECTLY?! This is the same type of person who waits until THE VERY LAST MINUTE before dangerously and unsafely speeding over from the fast lane into the slow lane and immediately into the Exit lane. I'm SO sorry lady -- was I in your way???


Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Who cleans their tires with a squeegee? Sucks for the next person up trying to clean their window!


Posted by Show Her Picture, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Its stories like these that prove there is not much difference between "Me first" type entitled behavior, and dirt-bag behavior.
Whatever it started out as, it ended with one person now being a criminal. Well played lady, so totally worth it cuz now you have clean tires!


Posted by Dr. Collateral, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Dr. Collateral is a registered user.

@Mark: I doubt it that they're driving an SUV from such luxury marques (that's what car washes are for). On the other hand, she probably uses obfuscated profanity and words in all-caps when posting on line.


Posted by Inez, a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Those Palo Altans. Go easy on them. It's so stressful to live in Palo Alto that they have to come to Mountain View to clean your tires with a window squeegee?


Posted by Dr. Collateral, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Dr. Collateral is a registered user.

The only thing that separates Palo Altans from Mountain Viewers is 10% in property values. And an MV inferiority complex that's rivaled only by the one exhibited by the San Jose City Council.


Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on Mar 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm

What kind of idiot uses a squeegee to clean the tires? And then refuse to listen to the attendant's request to stop? And then go on violent tantrum to crush the cellphone with her vehicle? Are people really out of common sense and basic decency to do the minimal good thing ?


Posted by S.L., a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Mar 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I feel awful for the attendant! Imagine dealing with this sort of character on an early Saturday morning. Hope she has to reimburse him for the costs of obtaining a replacement phone. What a childish lunatic temper tantrum thing to do: repeatedly run back and forth over a phone.

Thank you to this man for identifying and expressing safety concerns for other customers and ceasing the blantant misuse of the gas station equipment. And thank you for getting her license plate # and calling MVPD! This woman was clearly not functioning emotionally to be behind the wheel!


Posted by A World Away in MV, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

People from Palo Alto are stress cases..ticking time bombs of anger. Have you ever seen the way they drive?! OMG, its unreal. I like that those folks live in PA, I REALLY do.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Gemello
on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Sam is a registered user.

I wonder if she washing any evidence of the tires?
Why would you go to a gas station to clean your tires with a squeegee?
I hope there are no cats or dogs missing in that neighborhood.


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