CHICAGO (CBS) — An attack on a Chicago postal carrier has stopped mail delivery in one area of the Logan Square neighborhood.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisories In Effect; Snow Arrives For Monday Morning Commute
“The post office lady was delivering her mail, and our neighbors have a poodle, a little dog, and the dog was running in and out of the gate because she’s small enough to do so, and she was barking,” said Marco Moreno, of the 3200 block of West North Avenue.
Moreno said the postal worker pepper sprayed the dog, and then its owners came out and attacked her.READ MORE: Melissa Ortega, 8-Year-Old Girl Killed In Little Village Shooting, Had Just Emigrated From Mexico
“They started to wrestle, fight, scratch each other and pull each other’s hair.”
Laurentina Espadas, 30, was arrested for the attack and charged with misdemeanor battery. Mark Reynolds with the Postal Service said the worker suffered a neck injury.
The attack happened last Friday in the 3200 block of West North Avenue. People in the area said they understand the safety concerns, but want the service to resume after a week of no mail delivery.MORE NEWS: Illinois State Departments, Driver Service Facilities Reopen Monday Weeks After COVID Surge
Reynolds said for now, customers in the area will have to go to the post office at California and Fullerton to pick up their mail.