Man punches woman in face in SLO store
November 14, 2014
A 20-year-old man entered a downtown San Luis Obispo store Thursday morning, conversed for a few minutes with a female employee and then punched her in the face, surveillance footage shows.
Justin Edmond Pard, a transient, punched the woman with a close fist and then yelled profanities at her as he ran out the door. The victim, 20, suffered a bloody nose and bruising to her face.
The assault occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. in The Flip Flop Shop at 858 Higuera Street. Police located Pard about 45 minutes later after the owner of a neighboring business spotted him sitting at Barnes and Noble.
Officers transported the victim to the area, and she identified him as the attacker.
While detaining Pard, officers found a 10 inch fixed blade kitchen knife in the front pocket of his sweatshirt. They arrested him for assault and for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.
Officers booked Pard into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $2,000.
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