By Jennifer Mayerle

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are looking for the man who punched a woman in the face during a road rage incident. Amy’s lip is swollen and bruised. The mom says she noticed a car that seemed to be in a hurry, but never imagined the driver would follow her, and then attack her.

“Obviously he had a mission, and his mission was to get me,” Amy, who doesn’t want her last name used for safety reasons, said.

Amy was on her way to see a client Wednesday around noon when she noticed a driver who was in a hurry.

“In and out of lanes, and tailing people. I turned left and then all of a sudden I heard screeching brakes,” Amy said.

The driver came after the hospice social worker. Amy said when she got to the stop sign at 22nd St. and 2nd Ave in Minneapolis, the driver blocked her minivan in.

“Next thing I know he was getting out of his car,” Amy said.

It caught Dylan Bauer’s attention.

“He had blocked her off completely. There was intent behind his parking job to do harm. I heard yelling, expletive this, expletive that,” Bauer said.

Amy had her seatbelt on, still in the driver’s seat.

“And I attempted to lock my car door but I accidentally unlocked it. That’s when he came over to the driver’s side, whipped the door open, continued to yell and swear at me and then he punched me in the face twice,” Amy said.

“Two punches right to the face, you could hear the punches,” Bauer said.

Bauer and others came to Amy’s aid as the driver sped off.

“My mouth was swollen almost to the size of a softball,” Amy said.

The mother of four plays the attack back in her mind. It took only minutes to leave a lasting impression.

“I don’t know what was going through his mind. There are no excuses for what he did, period. We can only hope he learns from his actions and turns out to be a better human being,” Amy said.

Witnesses were able to get a license plate number for the car.

Minneapolis Police are investigating.

Jennifer Mayerle

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