WATCH: Man punches woman, calls her offensive name on Santa Cruz street

Bay Area

SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Police arrested a man Thursday who’s seen on surveillance video approaching a woman from behind, tapping her on the shoulder and hitting her in the face while calling her a derogatory name. 

Santa Cruz police say the incident happened on the afternoon of April 27 in the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Birch Lane. 

After the altercation, police say the suspect fled the area and ran down Birch Avenue. 

The victim suffered injuries to her forehead and nose. Family members took her to a nearby hospital. 

The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Justin Schreiber. He was arrested on a felony battery charge and for being under the influence.

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