‘Disgusting!': Onlookers horrified as man grabs woman before dousing her with a gallon of urine
WASHINGTON DC: A man poured what is believed to be urine on a woman walking near McPherson Square on Friday. The suspect has been arrested and has been identified as James Walker Jr, 55. He was arrested on a simple assault charge.
According to Fox News, on October 21, Friday, the police received a report of an assault in the busy hours of the morning at 9.30 am, at 1500 block of K Street. When the officers arrived at the scene, the victim informed the police that the suspect had poured a gallon full of urine on her as she walked toward a coffee shop.
While she was not physically injured, the incident left people who witnessed the incident feeling disgusted. The victim informed the officers that her head and face were fully covered in urine when he was done. A passerby had reported that they heard the woman scream and watched as a man grabbed her from behind, before dousing her with a whole gallon of the liquid.
An eyewitness from the scene, Jack Rutman, spoke to NBC 4 Washington. He was on his way to work and was walking at the same location at the time of the incident. He said, “I was standing on the crosswalk waiting to cross over, and a woman on the opposite side started screaming,” He also added, “Grabbed her by the back of the dress and dumped a gallon of, I presume, his own urine violently on top of her,” he said.
As shaken as he seemed to be upon witnessing the encounter, he did not let the disgusting nature of it stop him from being proactive, as he was the one who called 911 soon after he had begun to watch what had happened. He however made sure to keep himself safe too by staying at a safe distance, because there was no assurance that the attacker was unarmed.
“I had never seen anything on that level before,” he said. “It was truly shocking and disgusting.” The witness also goes on to voice his concerns for the safety of those who take to McPherson Square every day. He said, “If people are walking to work at 9.am and are unsafe, they lose confidence in the city. You should not have to expect a violent encounter on your way to work in the morning.”