A Warrnambool woman will remain in jail for another three months over random attacks on two separate women walking their dogs.
Lauren Bishop, 33, of Barkly Street, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates court on Tuesday to unlawful assault and two counts of recklessly causing injury.
The charges relate to an incident on October 28 last year when Bishop was walking on Warrnambool's Verdon Street, the court was told.
Bishop came across a female victim who mistakenly believed she recognised the accused and called out to greet her.
Bishop yelled something incomprehensible and lunged at the victim, grabbing her by the hair and the hood of her top.
She repeatedly punched the victim to the head and waist while saying: "Why do you have to interfere? She was happy with us".
The victim continued to be punched as Bishop pulled her to the ground and grabbed her by the hair.
The court heard the victim was terrified, felt trapped and feared she was going to be killed. She suffered bruising and scratching to her face and neck.
Bishop eventually let go and kept walking west where about two minutes later she encountered another female walking her dog on the footpath.
She yelled and jogged towards the second victim before attempting to punch her. The victim stepped aside to avoid contact and Bishop continued to walk west on Verdon Street.
Bishop was later arrested and conveyed to Warrnambool police station.
The woman has a long criminal history that includes contravening court orders 44 times in four years, and punching three strangers - one elderly - in Warrnambool's CBD.
Magistrate Franz Holzer said the recent offending was totally unacceptable.
He jailed Bishop for five months with 69 days already served in custody on remand.
Mr Holzer said if not for her guilty plea, Bishop would have been sentenced to 10 months' jail.
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