UPS Driver Alleges LAUSD Worker Doused Her With Cup Of Urine


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A UPS driver is suing Los Angeles Unified, alleging one of its employees threw a cup filled with urine at her when her truck blocked his way.

Claudia Lopez's Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges assault and battery, negligence and negligent hiring, supervision and retention. She seeks unspecified damages.

An LAUSD representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the suit filed Dec. 8.

UPS drivers such as Lopez, who drive large trucks, often have to block other vehicles from coming and going as they make deliveries because of the urban congestion in Los Angeles County, the suit states.

Lopez stopped her marked UPS truck about 1 p.m. June 5 to make a delivery in the 1500 block of South Cloverdale Avenue near the mid-Wilshire area when a man got out of a vehicle with LAUSD markings and demanded that she move her truck so he could get by, the suit states.

Lopez and the LAUSD worker argued about whether or not there was enough room for him to move his vehicle past her, the suit states. In fear for her life, she dialed 911 because he seemed “aggressive and extremely hostile to her, putting her in fear for her safety,'' the suit states.

Once she finished the call, the LAUSD worker threw a cup at her and the urine inside splashed her in the face and on other parts of her body, the suit states.

“After he threw the urine on her, the LAUSD driver was easily able to drive by the UPS vehicle, proving that Ms. Lopez was in fact correct in the argument,'' the suit states.

Lopez was traumatized at the urine's smell and immediately felt distress, the suit states. She received medical aid at the time and continues to obtain treatment to this day, the suit states.

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