BG woman cited for assault after pepper spraying ex-boyfriend

A Bowling Green woman was cited Saturday for assault after allegedly spraying pepper spray at a man.

At 2:45 a.m., during a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Main Street, Bowling Green Police Division officers found a man and woman in the backseat of a vehicle. The man was in visible distress and a substantial amount of pain, according to the police report.

The man advised he had been sprayed by pepper spray a short time before by his ex-girlfriend in City Lot 1.

Officers observed the man’ eyes were very watery and bloodshot and he was drooling and was not able to keep his eyes open. He could not see where he was walking when he stepped out of the vehicle and was still in a large amount of discomfort, according to the police report.

The man identified his ex-girlfriend as Alicia Rosa and told police he and the female in the backseat with him were walking through the parking lot when Rosa approached them and administered pepper spray directly into his face. The woman advised she was struck by some of the spray as well and had a strong burning sensation on her face, according to the report.

After the assault, Rosa left the area, the man told police.

While police were speaking with the man, Rosa called him and admitted to spraying him and the woman with pepper spray because she was upset they were holding hands.

The man provided police with Rosa’s address and said he wanted her charged for the assault.

When speaking with Rosa, she admitted to dispensing the pepper spray but was aiming for female, who she said threatened her.

She was cited for assault Saturday afternoon.