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Woman accused of assault at Guam gas station

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — A woman is accused of assaulting a gas station employee and damaging store property, according to a magistrate’s complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam.

China Baba
Police responded to a reported disturbance at the Hagåtña Mobil Gas Station on Route 4, where they met with two store employees who had been in an altercation with a hostile woman on Aug. 8.

The woman, identified as China Baba, initially went into the store to purchase a six-pack of Asahi beer but was not carrying a driver’s license or other identification with her, court documents state.

When Baba was advised that she could not purchase the beer without identification, she became angry and began to cry. The defendant then started screaming and shoved the beer and other items off the store counter, according to the complaint.

At some point, Baba grabbed the cashier’s keypad and threw it at an employee. The hurled item would have hit the employee in the face or chest if she had not dodged it.

Baba taunted employees and dared them to call the police, stating she had just been released from prison. She then exited the store and threw two of the gas station’s hand-held pump controllers to the ground and proceeded to damage the pump’s display cover.

Baba was arrested and charged with criminal mischief as a misdemeanor, aggravated assault as a third-degree felony and disorderly conduct as a petty misdemeanor.