Clerks at the store called police about the same time four men jumped in to separate the two.
Cruz was quickly taken to the ground, and deputies were on the scene in just over two minutes.
The woman begged deputies to not take Cruz to jail, but Kern County deputy Ray Pruitt told The Blaze, Cruz was on parole. That means he will spend some in the lock-up for spousal abuse.
His bond was set at $50,000.
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