Man who beat up thug attacking 88-year-old woman gets fined for assault!
The incident occurred after he heard a woman's screams and ran towards the noise outside a string of flats in Klintsy, western Russia
A man in Klintsy, Russia was fined 5,000 rubles ($75) for beating up an assaulter who attacked an elderly woman, according to reports. The man, identified as Leonid Shchepel, has claimed that he was asked to pay the fine after he kicked the 32-year-old attacker in the face as he pinned the 88-year-old woman to the ground.
The incident occurred after he heard a woman's screams and ran towards the noise outside a string of flats in the western Russian town. He had begun filming even before he reached the site of the incident, where he found a man beating up a defenseless Klara Shalomovna. Reports state that the frail woman suffered two broken ribs, a dislocated arm, head trauma, multiple bruises and lost several teeth.
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After police came to the site of the incident, the assaulter moaned about his bruises to the cops, resulting in a fine for Shchepel. Shchepel, in a statement, said that he does not regret what happened.
"I do not regret what I did. Klara’s life and health are more important than the money," Shchepel said, according to The Sun. "I was on my balcony when I saw a man beating a screaming woman. I took my camera and went to see what was going on."
According to police officials, the assaulter, who has not been identified yet, began thrashing the grandmother because he entered the wrong apartment when he was drunk, thinking it was his own. When he knocked on the door, an old lady answered it and he mistook her for an intruder.
In the video taken by Shchepel, he can be seen running towards the duo, where the attacker has pinned the 88-year-old to ground and appears to be pulling her hair. Shchepel then kicked the attacker in the head and face, which stopped the attack on the elderly woman.
Klara, in the footage, can be seen terrified and covered in mud. Reports state that although the attacker remained on the ground after Shchepel's intrusion, the assaulter reported Shchepel to the police. The assaulter reportedly sustained multiple bruises and a nosebleed after being hit in the face.
The 32-year-old suspected attacker has been placed in custody for two months while the investigation is ongoing.