Berkeley police search for victim who was picked up and licked by man

Google image of intersection at Oxford Street and Center Street in Berkeley.

Berkeley police asked for the public's help in finding a victim who was assaulted by a man last week near campus.

The unknown female victim was walking near the intersection of Oxford Street and Center Street on Oct. 16 when a man picked her up from behind, and licked her from neck to eye, authorities said.

The man would not let go of her, police said, but a bystander intervened and let the victim flee.

The suspect was arrested after the encounter for other pending charges, according to police. 

Police did not give a description of the victim, but ask anyone with information to call 510-981-5717.

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