The Postal Service says it has halted mail delivery on a block of the Logan Square neighborhood after a long pattern of harassment culminated in a carrier being beaten up after she pepper-sprayed a threatening dog.
Mail service was suspended in the 3200 block of West North Avenue on Saturday, a day after an attack on the carrier. The Postal Service took the “rare” step after a pattern of harassment on the block
The 35-year-old carrier was walking her route when a dog belonging to Laurentina Espadas began menacing her, police said. The carrier discharged Mace or pepper spray at the dog to protect herself and Espadas became upset.
Espadas then hit the carrier in the head and the back of the neck. The carrier was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment and Espadas was arrested.
Espadas, 32, of the 3200 block of North Avenue, was charged with misdemeanor battery