A patron of California Billiards, a Mountain View pool hall, was arrested on July 4, after hitting an employee as she attempted to escort him outside.
The incident began at about 11 p.m. when the man began arguing with another patron for "no apparent reason," said Jaime Garrett, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.
The employee stepped in and attempted to guide the man outside. The man struck her once on the side of her head with an open hand, Garrett said. After hitting the woman the man fled, leaving behind a wallet, which contained identification and a key for a room at a Sunnyvale hotel.
At the hotel police found Kim Brandy, a 48-year-old Sunnyvale man, in the room matching the key found in the wallet.
Brandy was identified by the victim, arrested and charged with battery and public intoxication.