Woman threatened with baseball bat

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who threatened a woman with a metal baseball bat in the parking lot at Plaza de La Cañada on Wednesday.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday a 46-year-old woman and her elderly mother were looking for a parking space in front of Vons grocery store, Sgt. Ray Harley said.

“A parking spot opened up and she had to back up to maneuver into the spot,” Harley said.

Once parked, the driver noticed a four-door white Toyota had pulled up behind her. A white male, approximately 60 to 70 years old, exited the vehicle, opened his trunk and pulled out a metal baseball bat, Harley said. The man rested the bat on his shoulder, approached the driver and threatened to attack her and her car if she didn't move from the parking spot.

The driver told the man to leave and began dialing the police. The man then fled in his car, Harley said.

There were several witnesses to the incident, Harley said, and deputies are hoping someone will come forward with additional information.

— Megan O'Neil

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