Mountain View Voice

News - February 1, 2013

Crime Briefs

Teen attacked riding bike

A teenager riding his bicycle in Mountain View on Monday night was seriously injured when an assailant struck him in the head, police said Jan. 29.

Police said the victim, a 17-year-old from Mountain View, was riding his bike with a friend in the 2000 block of Latham Street around 8:40 p.m. when an unidentified male emerged from a hidden location and hit him in the head with an object.

The attacker then fled, running toward Rengstorff Avenue, and remains at large.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for a serious head injury, police said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Mountain View police at (650) 903-6344.

— Bay City News Service

Parking dispute punch-up

A man punched a woman in the face after she slapped him inside a Mountain View supermarket on Monday afternoon, police said. The confrontation allegedly stemmed from a dispute over the way the man parked his car.

The 56-year-old Sunnyvale woman told police that she was punched by a white man in his 30s at about 3 p.m. on Jan. 28 while the two were shopping inside the Lucky's supermarket at 715 E. El Camino Real, according to Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The incident allegedly began outside of the store. As both the woman and the man were preparing to enter the Lucky's, the woman criticized the way the man parked his car — crookedly and presumably taking up more than one space. "Do you really need to park like that?" the woman told police she asked the suspect.

Shortly thereafter, the two met again on an aisle inside the supermarket, Thompson said. It is unclear whether the one of them followed the other or the meeting was accidental. Whatever the case, the two began exchanging words, according to the police report.

According to the woman, the man made her feel threatened — like he was "coming at her," Thompson said — and she slapped him. That's when the man punched her in the mouth and fled.

There were no witnesses, Thompson said. Police are looking for the man, who reportedly stood about 6 feet tall and was of a medium build. He wore a dark sweater and dark pants at the time. Security footage may aide the police in their investigation.

At this point the woman is being considered the sole victim even though she admits to slapping the man, Thompson said.

—Mountain View Voice staff

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