San Francisco Chronicle
An Amazon driver was arrested in the beating of a 67-year-old Castro Valley woman — an attack captured on private security video that occurred during a drop off of packages, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
The Amazon worker, Itzel Ramirez, 21, was arrested at 22240 Center St., in Castro Valley on Thursday after a woman called 911 to report she had been assaulted.
The incident was captured on private security video that was posted on social media on Friday, showing the two women outside the entrance to a building. One woman says something to the other, who is wearing a vest with the Amazon logo, just before the beating starts.
The suspect hits the woman several times in the head and face before stopping, and the two continue to have what appears to be a heated exchange, according to the video. Afterward, the victim enters the building and the Amazon worker follows, lugging two cartfuls of packages.
Sheriff’s deputies said Ramirez admitted to assaulting the woman out of self defense after the victim told her she was “acting like a ‘bitch.'” Deputies said Ramirez hit the woman at least 10 times in the face and head, causing visible injuries.
The victim refused to be transported for medical care.
A spokesperson for Amazon said Ramirez will no longer deliver packages for the company. “This does not reflect the high standards we have for drivers who deliver our packages,” she wrote.
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