Random attack of woman near Lafayette Park caught on video

Random attack of woman near Lafayette Park caught on video

A 52-year-old woman was beaten by a man for no apparent reason while walking near Lafayette Park and the entire incident was captured on video, and police are still searching for the suspect.

The assault happened around 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 20 near the intersection of Washington and Laguna streets. The video shows the victim’s assailant coming from behind and repeatedly striking her in the face.

While the woman tried to cover her face, the suspect continued to punch her in the face until she stopped struggling. Then, he finally walked away.

Police said the victim, a San Francisco resident, said nothing to her attacker before the incident, and he did not take anything from her. All she recalls him saying is, “You should say you’re sorry,” according to police spokesperson Officer Giselle Talkoff.

The victim’s nose was broken in several places and she will require surgery, said police.

The suspect, a white man in his 40s or 50s with brown hair, was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and light pants. He fled east on Washington Street.

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