Woman bitten during traffic altercation

A woman was bitten and another slapped in the face during a road rage incident in Windsor., Ont.

Argument led to finger biting and face slapping between two women

A Windsor, Ont., woman told police she was bitten during an angry road rage incident over traffic safety Tuesday.

The 41-year-old woman walked into Windsor Police headquarters on Tuesday morning to report the bizarre altercation.

She said she was attempting to parallel park on the street in front of her home in the 1000 block of Church Street when a woman stepped out from between two parked cars.

The driver and the woman angrily accused one another of being in the wrong.

The driver pointed her finger at the pedestrian, while telling her not to walk on to the road from between parked vehicles.

That's when the pedestrian allegedly grabbed the driver's hand and bit the ring finger hard enough to break the skin, causing it to bleed.

The driver reacted by slapping the woman across the face with her free hand, which caused her to release the finger from her mouth.

After some more words were exchanged, the alleged biter walked away.

The victim went to Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released. The woman required tetanus and hepatitis shots.

"This is very unusual," Windsor Police spokesperson Sgt. Brett Corey said. "Given there was a bite here, that's not your run-of-the-mill everyday assault by any stretch."

Police are now looking for a white, 5-foot-5 female between the ages of 30 and 35, weighing 180 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a red wool jacket, blue jeans and running shoes.