Man arrested for beating woman in Kroger parking lot

LOVELAND, OH (FOX 19) - A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 60-year-old woman in a Kroger parking lot.

Frank W. Schmidt, 23, was arrested on Monday by Miami Township Police. Authorities believe Schmidt approached a woman as she was loading groceries into her car, at the Loveland Kroger on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike.

Police say Schmidt, wearing a blue, wrestler-style mask, began beating on her the back with a stick. A witness reportedly yelled at Schmidt and then rammed a grocery cart into the suspect's vehicle as a distraction.

Authorities say Schmidt then threw the stick at the witness and fled in his blue 1980s Chevrolet Camaro.

Schmidt was arrested on Tuesday evening and charged with felonious assault. He was taken to the Clermont County Jail.

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