Woman’s eye socket broken in random punching attack


The suspect was charged with 4th-degree assault

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman suffered a broken eye socket after a man punched her in the face in Ankeny Alley in an attack that was caught on camera.

Video shows the suspect standing in the walkway before he takes a swing and punches the woman repeatedly in the head.

“Next thing I know I feel a whallop and that’s it,” the woman told KOIN 6 News. “I actually had an [out of] body experience I felt myself hit the floor.”

She said as friends rushed to her aid, she couldn’t see anything.

The woman woke up with a fractured right eye socket.

“I’m just thankful my community was there,” 44-year-old told KOIN 6 News. “I’m not dead, I’m alive. I have my eyesight. I’m just thankful.”

A June 24, 2019, booking photo of Daniel Bertrand. (PPB)

The suspect, Daniel Bertrand, walked away that night but was later arrested. Bertrand was charged with 4th-degree assault — a misdemeanor. Jail records show he was released almost right away after being booked.

The 25-year-old, who the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said is homeless, has a lengthy rap sheet. Previous charges against him include trespassing, theft and numerous parking violations. Court documents show he’s been previously convicted of criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine.

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