A 73-year-old woman out for a walk Monday night, June 11, in Menlo Park was beaten by a teenage boy after he asked for a cigarette and she said she didn't have one, police said.
The boy rode away, but returned a short time later. He punched the woman in the back and face, knocking her to the ground, and fled on his bike.
A couple of residents heard the woman yell and ran to help her, police said. She did not need to be taken to a hospital.
The victim described her assailant as Hispanic, and about 16 years old, with a medium build and no taller than 6 feet. He wore a dark baseball cap, two-toned dark jacket and jeans, according to the police report.
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