A Madison man was arrested Thursday after punching and kicking a woman who confronted him about making rude comments, according to a release.
Madison police responded to the 500 block of State Street around 2:20 a.m., officials said.
Officers found a 22-year-old woman who had a significant cut on her hand, and who said Joseph B. Reines, 26, made rude comments to her and they got into a heated argument, according to the release.
Witnesses told police Reines punched the woman in the face, which knocked her down, and then kicked her a couple of times, officials said.
When the woman was able to get back on her feet she slapped the man?s face with her bloody hand, according to the release. The woman believes she cut her hand on some glass while she was on the ground.
Reines was arrested on tentative charges of battery and disorderly conduct. The woman was taken to a hospital.
Police said the woman and Reines both smelled heavily of alcohol.