Man arrested for assault after spraying pepper spray at people
SPOKANE, Wash. — One man was arrested on assault charges after he and an underage male sprayed pepper spray inside of a business and fled Friday afternoon.
18-year-old James High was arrested and booked into jail on five counts of third-degree assault and one count of possesion of a controlled substance after spraying pepper spray inside of the Hi Tek nail salon.
Witnesses reported that two males walked into the business and sprayed pepper spray inside before fleeing on foot. Officers saw the two men running away and attempted to follow. One man was arrested but the other one was able to get away.
The victims complained of burning eyes and skin irritation, but none of their injuries required them to go to the hospital.
When asked why he sprayed people with pepper spray, High said he and the other man wanted to do stupid stuff.
Officers were able to identify the other male who got away by watching surveillance footage and will submit a warrant for him. Due to him being a juvenile, his name will not be released at this time.
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