WATCH: Suspect pepper sprays victims in car wash, police investigating

Three victims were assaulted at a Nashville car wash. WSMV's Sharon Danquah reports.
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 6:17 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - On Nov. 13, three victims were pepper sprayed, physically assaulted and robbed by an unidentified person at a car wash on Gallatin Pike.

Surveillance cameras set up in the car wash bays documented the incident.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the victims were cleaning their work truck at the Inglewood Auto Wash at around 6:30 p.m. when the suspect approached the three of them with a pink backpack and a pepper spray handgun.

The suspect directed and shot the handgun at the victims, demanding their wallets. The three victims complied as they were pepper sprayed.

The victims were later physically assaulted by the suspect, leaving them with minor injuries. All three were transported to the hospital for treatment.

After the incident, the suspect fled on foot towards Gallatin Pike near McAlpine Avenue.

Customers who frequent the car wash said the assault makes them nervous.

“I will most definitely be aware of who’s walking around and again I will come in the daytime. Because I’ve come in the evenings before, so I won’t be doing that again,” said customer Daryl Garrison.

Anyone with information on the person involved is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Police are searching for a suspect who pepper sprayed, physically assaulted and robbed three victims while they were washing their work truck in Nashville.