Shocking CCTV footage shows man 'breaking woman's eye socket' with sucker punch in random act of violence
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.
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.
Jeremy also told the outlet that he had used pepper spray on the perpetrator after he became violent but it did not work on him. However, instead of tracking the attacker, he decided to help the victim until paramedics arrived at the scene.
"She would come back into consciousness, she was unaware of what was going on.," Jeremy said. "All she knew was that she was in a severe amount of pain and couldn't see because of the bandages."
Jeremy claimed that he initially shared the footage to raise awareness about an increase in violence in the region. The clip shared on Thursday, however, gradually became viral, garnering over 40,000 views.
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office reportedly said that Bertrand, who was charged in the incident and since has been released, is homeless.