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Lashawn Dernette Johnson sprays gasoline in acquaintance's face, police said

1:56 PM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
Lashawn Dernette Johnson, 39, of Woodbridge grabbed the gas pump from her friend and sprayed the gasoline in her face, police said.
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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman sprayed gasoline into an acquaintance's face during an argument at a gas station, police said. 

It happened on February 16, at around 4:20 a.m. at 13313 Occoquan road in Woodbridge, police said. 

Lashawn Dernette Johnson, 39, of Woodbridge grabbed the gas pump from her friend and sprayed the gasoline in her face, police said.

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"During the encounter, the accused grabbed the gas pump from the victim and sprayed gasoline in the victim's face. The victim sustained severe injuries to her eyes and was transported to an area hospital for treatment," police said in a news release. 

Johnson tried to run away after the incident, but police caught her shortly afterward. 

Johnson is being charged with malicious wounding by substance. Her court date and her bond information were not available at the time of this report. 

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