A Dallas man was caught on video violently attacking a 24-year old woman on a street corner Wednesday night. The assailant, 30-year-old Austin Shuffield, reportedly lashed out because his car was blocked in a parking lot.
A video of the attack taken by a witness shows Shuffield knock L’Daijohnique Lee’s phone out of her hands. After she reaches to hit him, he punches her in the face repeatedly.
“It didn’t have to go that far… Why you put your hands on me like that? You literally sat there and beat me like I was a man,” Lee told WFAA.
She explained that Shuffield was holding a pistol when he first approached her and knocked her phone to the ground when she tried to call the police.
Lee spoke to local broadcast station CBS DFW while on her way to the hospital Thursday night, saying she believed Shuffield ruptured her eardrum.
Shuffield, a bartender, was charged with aggravated assault, interfering with an emergency call and public intoxication. According to CBS, he was still in jail as of Thursday night. He was also fired from his job.
“From the video itself it shows an aggravated assault to our eyes,” Braxton Martin, Shuffield’s former boss, told CBS. “That is something needs to be dealt with quickly and swiftly and that’s what we’re trying to do and make sure it’s handled properly.”
Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to the Dallas Police Department for comment.
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