U.S. Postal Service employee arrested after choking girl, 11, for laughing at himBy Mason White 6:20 AM February 18, 2013
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with assault related charges after choking a little girl for laughing at him, according to police reports in California.
The man, who is a U.S. Postal Service employee was arrested for allegedly strangling the 11-year-old for laugh at him while he was delivering the mail.
Witnesses said that Daniel Villasenor, 55, attacked the girl near the park restrooms in Commerce, California.
Villasenor, employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years, stopped at the park during his work to go to the bathroom. Villasenor allegedly asked the girl how to get to the facilities, according to the Sheriff’s Department of Los Angeles County.
After accidentally walking into the ladies room, the girl and a friend started laughing at him.
When Villasenor left the men’s room, the girl was still laughing, the police report said.
The man chased the girl, who ran for shelter into the ladies room and began to strangle her in a room adjacent to the supply room of the toilet before two city workers told him to stop, according to the Office of the County Los Angeles District Attorney.
“He got angry and pushed the 11-year-old girl, then he grabbed her by the neck and collar in what appeared to be a choking motion,” Los Angeles County Sergeant, Dan Scott, said.
The girl had red marks on her neck, according to the sheriff’s department.
Villasenor was later arrested.
A statement from the Postal Service, said: “The employee has been placed on non-emergency duty. The incident is under investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.”
Villasenor was charged with cruelty to a child and assault on park property. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. He was jailed pending bail of $15,000.
If convicted Villasenor faces a year in jail.
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