An Ulster County man thought he saw his girlfriend walking with another man. However, the woman wasn't his girlfriend, and he allegedly beat up an innocent man.

On Thursday, members of the Kingston Police Department's Detective Division arrested 45-year-old Melvin K. Howell of Kingston for two counts of assault.

According to police, Howell mistook a woman walking with her father to be his girlfriend. He then assaulted the father and fled the scene, police say.

Howell is being held at the Kingston Police Department pending arraignment in Kingston City Court.