SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Police on arrested a man in Santa Cruz in connection with an attempted sexual assault Wednesday.
Daisuke Muro, 40, was arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and attacking a police officer, according to police.READ MORE: NBA Heavyweight Showdown -- Red-Hot Warriors Square Off Against Sizzling Suns
On Wednesday around 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of Water and Knight streets and learned a woman had been walking when a man came up and grabbed her, police said.
During the ensuing struggle, the man pulled the victim to the ground, began to rip her clothes and attempted to pull her pants off, police said.
The woman started screaming, and people in the immediate area helped her escape, according to police.READ MORE: Newsom Enlists California Highway Patrol To Help Stop Smash And Grab Robberies
The suspect then allegedly stripped naked and started masturbating, police said.
When a police officer arrived at the scene, Muro charged at the officer and tried to punch him, according to police.
The officer, with the help of another witness, was able to pull Muro to the ground and take him into custody, police said.
The victim suffered abrasions to her arms and legs and is working with a victim advocate, according to police.MORE NEWS: COVID: Omicron Variant Has Some Bay Area Families Revising Holiday Travel Plans
© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.