Shocking moment scooter-riding brute beats random woman on street corner with fire extinguisher 

Shocking moment scooter-riding brute beats random woman on street corner with fire extinguisher 

Shocking moment scooter-riding brute savagely beats random woman with a fire extinguisher on a street corner in LA and then takes off

  • The unidentified woman was going out for coffee Saturday morning in West Los Angeles when she was assaulted, according to her boyfriend 
  • Dan Steinberg, the boyfriend, said she saw the attacker shouting as he rode past her on an e-scooter before scooting away 
  • Surveillance video shows the suspect returning, coming up from behind and hurling the extinguisher at her head 
  • The victim fell to the ground, clutching the back of her head in obvious pain from the senseless blow
  • The suspect remains at-large with the LAPD still investigating and trying to gather more information 

A California man was caught on camera hitting a woman in the head with a fire extinguisher unprovoked in Los Angeles Saturday.  

The unidentified woman was going out for coffee Saturday morning in West Los Angeles along Pico Boulevard when she was assaulted, according to her boyfriend. 

Dan Steinberg, the boyfriend, said she saw the attacker shouting as he rode past her on an e-scooter before scooting away. 

Surveillance video shows the suspect returning, coming up from behind and hurling the extinguisher at her head.  

The victim fell to the ground, clutching the back of her head in obvious pain from the senseless blow.

A California man was caught on camera hitting a woman in the head with a fire extinguisher unprovoked in Los Angeles Saturday

Dan Steinberg, the boyfriend, said she saw the attacker shouting as he rode past her on an e-scooter before scooting away

Dan Steinberg, the boyfriend, said she saw the attacker shouting as he rode past her on an e-scooter before scooting away

Surveillance video shows the suspect returning, coming up from behind and hurling the extinguisher at her head

Surveillance video shows the suspect returning, coming up from behind and hurling the extinguisher at her head

The victim fell to the ground, clutching the back of her head in obvious pain from the senseless blow

The victim fell to the ground, clutching the back of her head in obvious pain from the senseless blow

The unidentified woman was going out for coffee Saturday morning in West Los Angeles along Pico Boulevard when she was assaulted, according to her boyfriend

The unidentified woman was going out for coffee Saturday morning in West Los Angeles along Pico Boulevard when she was assaulted, according to her boyfriend

The attacker got back on his scooter and moved on into traffic before getting away from the scene. 

The video then shows the victim struggling to try and make it back up to her feet.

She lost consciousness and was eventually diagnosed with a concussion, according to Fox11. She’s expected to recover.

The victim was eventually taken for treatment for the head injury at a local hospital. 

The suspect remains at-large with the LAPD still investigating and trying to gather more information. 

It comes as big cities continue to see a rise in crime in 2022, as violent crime rates grew by 4.4 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2021, mostly due to sharp rises in the rates for robberies (13 percent) and aggravated assaults (2.6 percent).

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New York City recorded a 39 percent rise in robberies and a 21 percent rise in aggravated assaults, while Los Angeles saw those figures jump by 22 percent and 21 percent respectively. San Francisco and Baltimore also saw steep rises.

It is unclear what is driving the surge, but Covid-19 created huge social upheaval and derailed government and community support systems. Gun sales also spiked during the pandemic.

Police forces are overstretched. Crime rates are rising even as cops worn out by the pandemic and disillusioned by calls to cut funding after George Floyd’s murder are quitting or retiring faster than they can be replaced.

Police chiefs are scrambling to recruit in a tight labor market while rethinking what services they can provide and what role cops should play in their communities. Many have shifted experienced officers to patrol duties to keep pace with 911 calls.

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Stephen M. Lepore

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