Officers patrolling the area spotted the 37-year-old woman, a resident of Rialto, in a Bryant Street parking lot arguing with another woman around 1:40 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. During the altercation, the woman allegedly punched the victim in the face, grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground before striking her again.
Officers say the argument may have stemmed from miscommunication: The alleged assailant reportedly believed she heard insulting remarks from the victim about her mother, whereas the victim told police she was talking about her own mother.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of battery and transported to Santa Clara County jail.
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