Around 7:30 a.m. that day, a 35-year-old woman was walking to work in Menlo Park and was at the intersection of Harvard Avenue at El Camino Real when Douglas Walter Malone, 54, reportedly approached her, grabbed her by the wrist with one hand, and used his other hand to push her by the chest against a wall.
He then allegedly held her there for about five seconds and called her a bitch.
The woman was frightened but pushed her way free, according to the DA's office. Malone allegedly lunged at her again, but she ran away and called 911.
The case was set for an Aug. 19 jury trial, with a pretrial conference scheduled for Aug 2. The defendant had been on probation for felony assault. He remains in custody at $5,000 bail.