2 sought after South Philadelphia pepper spray attack

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Philadelphia police are investigating a case of roadside rage after a parking dispute spiraled out of control, leading to a pepper spray attack.

It happened around 12:20 a.m. on July 24 in the area of 1300 Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, outside Pat's King of Steaks.

Investigators say the two suspects, a black male and a white female, were involved in a dispute over parking with another person.

"It looks like it starts out in the street area, where there is parking and I know it gets congested out there," said Police Spokesperson Captain Sekou Kinebrew. "And it looks like the suspects go in and possibly eat and order their food, and then they come back out and approach the victim while the victim is now sitting on a step. And then the female suspect sprays what we believe to mace or pepper spray into the face of the victim."

After spraying the woman with the pepper spray, the two suspects drove away in a black Hyundai SUV with Maryland plates.

Surveillance cameras got some pretty good images of the pair, and police are hoping someone can help identify them.

"No one owns a parking spot in Philadelphia, unless it's your own private driveway. So, street parking is public so there is really nothing to dispute," said Capt. Kinebrew.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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