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Driver punched in apparent Burbank road-rage incident

April 26, 2013

In an apparent fit of road rage Thursday, a man got out of his car and repeatedly punched another driver in Burbank, police said.

At 4:50 p.m., police were called to Alameda Avenue and Flower Street, where a 53-year-old motorist had just been attacked after pulling into a parking spot, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

After the victim parked, the suspect, who remains at large, walked over to his car and punched the car window, Ryburn said.

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After the suspect walked back to his car briefly, he approached the victim’s vehicle again, opened the door and punched the victim about five times.

It is unknown what motivated the attack, Ryburn said, but he added that police suspect it is a case of road rage.

The suspect was described as about 6 feet, 1 inch tall, thin, and wearing a gray t-shirt. He drove a gray, four-door sedan, Ryburn said.

The victim sustained redness to his arms, which he had used to shield his face from the punches, according to police reports.

Anyone with information about  the incident is urged to call Burbank police at (818) 238-3210.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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