Case of attack on meter maid in court

July 14, 2008 1:55:49 PM PDT
Criminal charges have been filed against a man and woman for allegedly attacking a meter maid and breaking her wrist.

Police say the attack happened Saturday, July 5th, on Ludlow Street near 69th Street in Upper Darby, Pa.

"I said to the girl, you can not park here," meter maid Kalliopia Maroulis told Action News when she described the encounter with a Yeadon couple to whom she was issuing a parking ticket.

The violence broke out, Maroulis says, as she put a $15 ticket on the window of 20-year-old Ashley Dacons' car, which was sitting in a no parking spot.

"She opened the door, she hit me with the door and she punched me, she pushed me, and I fell down," Maroulis told Action News.

Maroulis says 22-year-old Dijon Prince emerged from the bank and attempted to separate the women, but eventually joined the battle.

The couple was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Maroulis suffered a wrist injury that doctors think will require surgery.

Maroulis says she and her meter colleagues are considered part-time workers who get less than $11 an hour. Maroulis says she will not return to the job she has held for six months.