sfpd_arrestcuffs.jpgA 27-year-old man was arrested after allegedly punching and knocking out a woman during a dispute at a laundromat in San Francisco’s Mission District on Thursday evening, a police spokesman said today.

Deandre Lockhart was arrested in connection with the attack, which was reported at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday in the 2900 block of Mission Street, which is near 25th Street, police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.

The 59-year-old woman was at the laundromat and apparently got into an argument with her neighbor over whether to put a load of laundry in a large or small washer, Fong said.

The neighbor became irate and punched the woman from behind, knocking her to the ground. He continued punching her until she lost consciousness, Fong said.

A witness called police who arrived and arrested the neighbor, later identified as Lockhart. He was booked into jail on suspicion of felony battery causing serious injury and aggravated assault, according to Fong.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the attack, including a cut lip, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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