Mistaken identity ends with woman being assaulted in Myrtle Beach

troot@thesunnews.comMay 3, 2013 

— A 24-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police that a man assaulted her because he thought she was someone else, according to a police report.The victim called police about 5:45 p.m. Thursday to the area of 14th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive to report she was in a parking lot when the man came up to her, according to the report. The victim said the man yelled “Erica, you took my stuff,” and the victim said her name was not Erica.

The victim said she attempted to leave, but the man grabbed her by her hair, threw her to the ground and hit her in the face twice, according to the report. The victim suffered cuts to her knees from hitting the ground and was treated by EMS.

Police are investigating the incident.

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