According to the warrant, on November 29th, Mendoza assaulted a female victim in the 5400 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale, MD. Mendoza waited outside a restaurant for the victim to leave and then ran up behind her grabbing her by the hair and slamming her down head first to the ground, she then punched the victim in the face several times. The warrant further states that she began to kick the victim while still holding her hair as the officer pulled her away.
Upon receiving the warrant, the Deputies’ investigation determined that Mendoza worked at the restaurant where the incident took place. The deputies left their contact information with the resturant and on December 19th, Mendoza contacted the Deputies to make arrangements to meet where she was then taken into custody. Mendoza was taken to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections for processing.
Mendoza is also being charged with Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.
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