Surveillance video inside a Canoga Park doughnut shop captured the moment a woman threw hot coffee into the owner's face.
Screams and chaos erupted inside the shop after it happened. The Spudnuts owner, Cindy Seam-Kao, said her face still hurts, but she went back to work Saturday.
The frightening encounter happened Friday morning. She said a customer's young daughter began crying because the woman was wailing.
"This is kind of a hard situation to deal with when you feel compassion for people and it kind of backfires," she said.
The woman was able to get away, but if arrested she will likely face serious charges.