A woman pumping gasoline in California last week was severely beaten in a seemingly random attack on film.
Surveillance footage captured the violent attack that took place just after 7 p.m. on May 30 in Gardena, a town about 14 miles south of Los Angeles.
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the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department describes the suspect was a black male between 30 and 35, measuring around 6 feet tall and weighing 300 to 350 pounds.
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Authorities said a man believed to be the suspect was arrested in Long Beach on Friday, FOX11 reported. No additional information was immediately available.
The victim, a Hispanic female, was pumping gasoline when the suspect, who appeared to be shirtless, parked right in front of his car and calmly exited his vehicle, the sheriff’s department said.
The video shows the shirtless suspect walking towards the victim and, without any apparent provocation, punching her, causing her to fall to the ground.
While on the ground, the suspect repeatedly punched her in the head and face, the sheriff’s department said. He also grabbed the victim’s hair and slammed his head against his car and the ground several times.
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Passers-by can be seen in video gathering near the pump as the suspect calmly returns to his vehicle. The sheriff’s department said the suspect then fled.
The woman was treated in hospital for head and face injuries. She has since been released and is recovering at home.
She told MPs she had never met the suspect before and that none of his belongings were taken in the attack.