A Santa Cruz woman was able to escape an alleged sexual assault by breaking a bottle over her attacker's head, according to police.
The attack occurred on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, on the 300 block of Hope Street, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department.
The 20-year-old woman and the 37-year-old suspect had been introduced through a friend earlier that day and the three of them spent the early evening "drinking heavily," Jaeger said. At one point, the woman and man were left alone. That's when he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances -- groping her and exposing himself.
She got away after she smashed a beer bottle over the man's head, Jaeger said. This angered the man, who allegedly retaliated by punching her in the face multiple times.
The woman called 911 and police arrested Francisco Urbano on charges of attempted rape. He was booked into Main Jail in San Jose.