A North Wollongong woman has been granted bail after she allegedly assaulted two people in "random" and "unprovoked" assaults at shopping districts.
Jamie-Lee Leslie Reddacliff, 29, was charged with two counts of common assault and not wearing a face mask following her arrest yesterday.
Documents tendered to court said a woman was walking with her and her partner on Church Street, Wollongong when they saw Reddacliff around lunchtime.
She mumbled something and looked directly at the victim. When Reddacliff was next to the woman, she allegedly put out her right hand, and with an open palm, struck the woman on the right side of her face. Reddacliff walked away but was followed by the partner and woman, who asked, "why did you hit me?".
Reddacliff allegedly said, "because you looked at me with a dirty look".
"I thought you said something to me. I was just confused. You don't have to hit people for that. Would you like to apologise?"the woman said to which Reddacliff allegedly said, "no f--- you".
The woman walked into the police station and Reddacliff followed before she ran outside.
Officers arrested her shortly after and she was charged.
Meanwhile, about 10.20am on September 30, Reddacliff approached a woman who was looking at shoes in store at Stocklands Shellharbour.
She said "don't you look at me" before she allegedly grabbed hold of the woman's hair and punched her twice in the right side of the head.
Reddacliff let go and walked away and continued to yelled "don't look at me" as she walked back.
The woman sought assistance from two men who escorted her to her car before she went home and called police.
The shaken woman went home and called police, providing a description of her attacker.
Officers saw Reddacliff, not wearing a face mask, at Oak Flats train station about 10.45am the same day before she was spoken to and released. She was charged over the alleged assault after being arrested yesterday.
In court, defence lawyer Jack Hibbard said his client suffered from mental health illnesses and recently had to change medications, which made Reddacliff "spiral" or "decline".
Police prosecutor Sergeant David Weaver said Reddacliff appeared to have "taken a dislike to people and then attacked them" before adding the alleged assaults were "random" and "completely unprovoked".
She said Reddacliff's alleged behaviour was "highly unusual" and she had a long criminal history but no matters of violence.
Reddacliff must live at her home, report to police, abide by a nighttime curfew and is prohibited from entering Wollongong or Shellhabrour CBD and shopping area.
Her case will return to court on Tuesday.
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