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Female who allegedly stomped SUV windshield, pounded victim's window with gun in viral road-rage attack is arrested
Image source: WTSP-TV video screenshot (left); Twitter video screenshot via @FHPTampa (right)

Female who allegedly stomped SUV windshield, pounded victim's window with gun in viral road-rage attack is arrested

A female who allegedly stomped an SUV windshield and pounded the vehicle's window with a gun amid a viral road rage attack last week in Tampa, Florida, has been arrested.

What are the details?

Shaniah Cofield, 20, was arrested Monday night in the restroom of a Red Lobster restaurant in Lakeland, Florida Highway Patrol said. There had been a felony warrant out for her on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed burglary, and criminal mischief in connection with the road rage attack, FHP told TheBlaze.

A male and female were caught on video carrying out the attack, and officials told WTSP-TV they're still searching for 22-year-old Peter McClarin of Plant City. Authorities said anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call *FHP (*347) or Crime Stoppers at **TIPS, the station noted.

What's the background?

State troopers said just before the attack, the suspects were “involved in a minor crash” with the victim around 5 p.m. last Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported.

“In the video, the pair can be seen attacking the victim’s 2019 Chevy sedan with a firearm after initially shooting at the victim,” officials said, according to the Herald.

The attack occurred at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the paper said.

The victim is a 31-year-old Brandon woman, the Herald said, adding that officials did not report that she suffered injuries during the attack. Brandon is about 20 minutes east of Tampa.

The video shows the female initially hitting the victim's window with a gun, and then the male pulling the gun out of the her hand and yelling at the driver, "You hit it!" and "get out of the car!"

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @FHPTampa

The witness who recorded the video told another bystander that the attacked driver hit the suspects' car just beforehand and drove off, WTVT-TV said.

The female then pounded the driver-side window with her hand over and over while the male kicked a rear door and used the gun to pound a rear window.

Soon the female climbed on the victim's hood and repeatedly stomped on the windshield.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @FHPTampa

Florida Highway Patrol told WTVT at least one gunshot was fired at the victim's vehicle before a witness began recording video.

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