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Man Knocks Out Woman After She Asks Him To Leave Her Alone In Old Town Pasadena, Police Say

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A 27-year-old man is being accused of knocking out a woman in Old Town Pasadena early on Sunday after she asked him to leave her and her friend alone.

Pasadena police arrested Jose Alfredo Castellanos after he allegedly attacked the 21-year-old woman around 1:40 a.m. on the street at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Raymond Avenue, Pasadena Star News reports.

The woman told authorities that Castellanos, who was reportedly drunk, approached the two of them and tried talking to them. She allegedly told him to leave after he touched her friend's hip. This led to him pushing her, her pushing back, and then him punching her out cold, according to Pasadena police Lt. John Luna.

She was unconscious and when she awoke, she said she was suffering from head and chest pain. However, she did not want to be taken to the hospital.

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Authorities chased down Castellanos and took him into custody. He's being accused of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in jail with a $30,000 bail set.