A woman in Spain was left with serious second-degree burns on her scalp after a stranger rammed a chemical-filled hat onto her head in a seemingly random attack at her front door.As reported by The Sun, 31-year-old Marcela Tascon was assaulted on the doorstep of her home in Valencia, in front of her terrified 8-year-old son, by a man who claimed he was delivering flowers. The attacker buzzed Marcela’s apartment at around 9 a.m., saying she had received a gift. She observed the man through the video monitor connected to her building’s entrance and saw that he was wearing a red cap and holding flowers.
“Once at the door of my house, and in front of my 8-year-old son, he threw the flowers at my feet, called me a ‘son of a b****’ and pulled the hat over my head,” the woman, who is originally from Colombia, told Newsflash.The mother-of-one was forced to shave her head after the terrifying ordeal. Marcela, who is originally from Colombia, was at home when a stranger knocked on her door at 9 am saying she had received a gift.
He ran away, my son was shouting and I rushed to the bathroom to clean up my head and asked my son to call the police or friends,” she recalled.The woman was rushed to a hospital with second-degree burns on her head from the “abrasive” chemical substance used in the brutal hat attack, The New York Post reports.“The doctor told me that this kind of attack is very common in Colombia, where it is called ‘doing the shampoo’,” she said.
“It is commonly ordered by jealous wives after finding out their husbands had cheated on them or because they envy the other women.”Tascon, who owns a beauty clinic, said she had received suspicious calls from a woman with a Colombian accent.Marcela, who owns a beauty clinic located in the same building, says she had been receiving suspicious calls from a woman who she claims she doesn’t know, but recognized the accent as Colombian, according to the Daily Mail.
The woman reportedly called one month before the attack to make an appointment at the salon, asking for the address. “Two weeks later, I saw a suspicious man in my building holding a mobile phone and I asked neighbors if they were expecting a visitor,” she recalled.The mother-of-one says the unknown man asked if she was she was Marcela Tascon upon climbing the staircase with a bouquet of flowers and knocking on her front door.
After the chemical hat attack, the woman says the suspect “ran away, my son was shouting, very scared, and I rushed to the bathroom to clean up my head and asked my son to call the police or friends.”Ms Tascon described how the woman called just one month before to make an appointment at her beauty salon and asked for the location. She added: ‘Two weeks later, I saw a suspicious man in my building holding a mobile phone and I asked neighbours if they were expecting a visitor.’Marcela suspects the man was hired by the woman to carry out the chemical hat attack on her, but has refused to speak further about her suspicions as the police investigation is ongoing.
According to the Daily Star, she has no idea who ordered the vicious attack but suggested it may be a case of mistaken identity. A spokesperson for the Spanish Civil Guard in Valencia told Newsflash that they are investigating the case and so far no arrests have been made.A beautician who had to shave off her long raven locks after a cruel assault may have been the victim of mistaken identity.