Police: Smoker sprays gas on another woman in fuel pump spat

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A woman was arrested after a fight at a gas station in which a woman was doused with gas (KTRK)

Police say a woman sprayed gasoline on a driver who criticized her for smoking a cigarette while pumping fuel at a Pennsylvania convenience store.

Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly Brinton, of Meshoppen, faces a preliminary hearing July 12 on aggravated assault and other charges stemming from the encounter Thursday at the Mehoopany Dandy Mart, about 30 miles northwest of Scranton.

Police say the driver told Brinton to extinguish her cigarette, then threw windshield cleaner onto Brinton in hopes of putting out the cigarette.

Police say when the other woman tried to drive away, Brinton screamed she was going to light her on fire and sprayed gasoline on her.

Police say the other woman slipped on the gasoline getting out of her car and broke her arm.

Online court records don't list an attorney.

Brinton is being held on $250,000 bail.

Watch a report by local station WNEP in the player above.

Brintons address is listed at a home on Rattlesnake Hill Road in Meshoppen - the same address listed for a 51-year-old Harry Faux who was arrested for a separate incident on the Fourth of July.

Police say Faux was caught driving a motorbike, dragging a dog behind him.

Faux is charged with animal cruelty and driving under the influence.

Both Faux and Brinton are in jail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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