VIDEO: San Mateo police arrest suspect in random attack of older woman


SAN MATEO (KRON) – The San Mateo Police Department was searching for a suspect who is accused of attacking a 67-year-old woman on Tuesday.

But at around 5 p.m., 36-year-old Sherry Bernally was arrested. A tip from a citizen directed police to the 2700 block of Hacienda, where Bernally was found, police said.

She was booked into San Mateo County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon (not a gun) and elder abuse with great bodily injury.

According to police, the unprovoked attack happened around 9:30 a.m as the victim, a resident of Palo Alto, was walking in the 2600 block of South El Camino Real.

Officers said, the female suspect walked up to the victim and knocked her to the ground.

Once on the ground, the woman repeatedly kicked the victim.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic woman, around 35-45 years old, 170-pounds and was wearing all black clothing.

She was seen in the area of 25th Avenue and South El Camino Real pushing a red shopping cart.



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