A 25-year-old man, Daniel Bertrand, was arrested and charged with 4th-degree misdemeanor assault after a security camera footage showed him pacing back and forth winging his arms before he hit a woman twice while her back was turned.
The 44-year-old woman, who has not been identified, suffered a broken eye socket in the attack, which occurred in the downtown area in Portland, Oregon on Monday at around 1 a.m., according to KOIN 6 News.
The clip shows the woman walking towards the walkaway and reaching over to a nearby bouncer soon before the attack occurs. The man in the clip, allegedly Bertrand, continues crossing his arms and swinging as he waits for the woman to look away before hitting her in the back of her head, and a second hit to her face. After two strikes, men standing near the woman surround her as the attacker jumps on the ground before walking away.
The woman, while talking to the news outlet, said that she is “just happy to be alive and to have my eyesight.”
The footage was reportedly shared by the bouncers from the Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ankeny Street where the assault occurred. One of the bouncers, Jeremy, while talking to KGW8, said that the man was dancing to loud music before the incident and “just came out of nowhere and socked her.”
“She didn’t do anything to him, say anything to him, just looked into his direction and then started talking to the bouncer,” he added.
SOURCE: Namrata Tripathi