Oakland woman, Alma Cadwalader arrested after inflicting serious injury when she bit a jogger who pepper sprayed one of her attacking dogs.
Alma Cadwalader, 19, was accompanied by two pets during the outing, possibly a Rottweiler mix and a medium-to-large pooch when one of the two dogs attacked a passing jogger.
Oakland, California authorities said the dog owner’s dog tried to attack the jogger Thursday on the Goldenrod Trail between the Chabot Equestrian Center and the Oakland City Stables in Anthony Chabot Regional Park.
The jogger used pepper spray to fend off the animal during the incident in Castro Valley at 10.23am on Thursday.
Law enforcement said Cadwalader in turn ‘accosted’ the jogger.
‘The assailant tackled and punched the victim multiple times,’ the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department said in a statement, according to KTLA.
‘As the victim attempted to push her assailant off of her, she was bitten on her forearm by the female, causing significant wounds.’
The suspect was gone by the time police arrived at the scene and the unidentified victim was treated on the spot.
‘A heated exchange and fairly violent confrontation occurred,’ Lieutenant Terrence Cotcher said. ‘The suspect bit the victim. It was only human to human, no canine to human bite.’
Alma Cadwalader dog walker identified after shared image:
Law enforcement released an image (see directly above) of Cadwalader with a dog that was possibly the one involved, and asked the public to help identify her.
The image came from a video the victim recorded as the attacker left the scene. She tried to entice her to turn around in order to capture her face but was unsuccessful.
Describing her as a ‘mixed race white and Asian woman’, it wasn’t long before they managed to get her into custody.
A warrant was issued by an Alameda County Judge – with Cadwalader arrested Friday.
Cadwalader’s mother – who KTVU says hung up the phone when contacted on Friday – brought both dogs to police headquarters earlier that day.
The teenager was booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury, false imprisonment with violence and robbery for allegedly taking the jogger’s pepper spray.
Cadwalader was discovered not to have any prior arrests and is out on bail, according to jail records.
It’s unclear whether the teen who according to her Facebook page claims is from Russia – has an attorney.