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.”
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.