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Hamilton woman charged after mall Boxing Day dispute over parking space that went viral online
Patricia Zammit, 51, is to be in court on Feb. 3 to face charges of assault and uttering threats. (Sourced photo)

A Hamilton resident has been charged with assault and uttering threats after a video showed a woman making racial comments toward an Asian woman and hitting her in the parking lot of the Outlet Collection at Niagara on Boxing Day.

Niagara Regional Police said the incident began with a dispute over a parking spot at the mall, a media release said.

In the one-minute video, which was posted to Facebook, the assailant raises her middle fingers and tells the second woman, “I love you, too,” before hitting the phone in her hand.

She proceeded to tell her to “film me all you want,” after making a number of racial comments. Before the video cuts off, the assailant asked someone in her vehicle for her phone so she could call 911.

Patricia Zammit, 51, is to appear in court on Feb. 3.