California woman arrested for allegedly biting jogger

OAKLAND, California (AP) – Authorities have arrested a woman they said bit a jogger who pepper-sprayed her dog at a San Francisco Bay Area park.

Nineteen-year-old Alma Cadwalader of Oakland was arrested on Friday by police with the East Bay Regional Park District.

Authorities said Cadwalader’s dog tried to attack the jogger on Thursday on a trail in Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley. The jogger used pepper spray to fend off the animal.

Police with said Cadwalader then confronted the jogger, tackling and punching her. When the jogger tried to push her away, police said Cadwalader bit the woman’s forearm, leaving “significant wounds”.

She was booked on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury, false imprisonment with violence and robbery for allegedly taking the jogger’s pepper spray. It’s unclear whether Cadwalader has an attorney.