NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford woman is under arrest after police say she punched a pregnant woman during a fight in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant.

Police responded at about 10:04 p.m. Wednesday night to a report of an incident between two women outside the Taco Bell located at 141 Coggeshall Street.

When police arrived, it was determined that 35-year-old Rebecca Rose Mendes of 74 Osborne Street in New Bedford punched a pregnant woman during an encounter between them in the parking lot. Police say it appears the two women were known to each other.

Mendes was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a pregnant woman.

No serious injuries were reported. Police say the pregnant woman may face charges as well, pending further investigation.

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