I'd like to find the punk who did this and smack them upside the head myself. http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_020108WAB_snow_rage_KC.7fb754bc.html# [SIZE=+2]Snowplow operator assaulted [/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]10:54 PM PST on Friday, February 1, 2008 [/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]By ELISA HAHN / KING 5 News [/SIZE] Ellie says she feels she can't trust people any longer. MACHIAS, Wash. - It may be a case of "snow rage". The search is on for a man who assaulted a female snowplow operator in Snohomish County. It was a true sucker punch by a young angry male driver on a female road maintenance worker who had her back turned to him. Like many road maintenance workers, Ellie was out sanding and plowing snow on Tuesday afternoon. When she got to the corner of Dubuque Road and 171st near Machias, she pulled over. "I was looking over my paperwork and something caught my attention. It was him walking up," she said. Ellie said she rolled down her window as the young man stepped up on the side of the truck. "He said, 'You got sand on my car,' and I said, 'The sander wasn't on, but I'll give you the number to Road Maintenance,' and I turned to grab a pen or business card. I wasn't sure what I had available. And as soon as I turned away from him, he punched me in the face," Ellie recalled. The sucker punch made its mark right away and four days later, she is still bruised. The suspect is a white male in his early 20s, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall, has reddish-blond, straight hair and fair skin. He was driving an early 1990s, 2-door, teal Honda Accord sedan. He had a male passenger with him. "When I looked down, the passenger of the car was laughing like he really got a thrill out of what just happened," she said. Now this 35-year-old who has spent her career making roads safe is second-guessing her own safety. "I think he needs to be prosecuted," she said. Ellie says the strange thing about this attack is that besides the punch the suspect did not appear angry or yell. She says road workers occasionally come across disgruntled drivers, but her colleagues working for the county have never heard of anything like this. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.