In what is being called a “blitz attack,” a punk came out of nowhere and sucker-punched a 74-year-old woman in broad daylight in front of her own home last Monday. The attacker made off with the woman’s purse — and left her badly shaken and lucky to have no injury worse than a bruised jaw.
The woman, who asked the media not to reveal her identity for reasons that should be obvious, said that the attacker literally beat her unconscious after setting upon her “like lightning” as she walked from her car to her front door after running a few errands at about 10 a.m.
The terrifying incident took place in Fontana, California, a desert city of about 200,000 about an hour east of Los Angeles.
The woman, a retired teacher, could not even provide a description of her assailant, who assaulted her from behind, spinning her around, punching her in the chest and pushing her back against her car.
The lowlife attacker, who apparently had no other way to make money than to sucker punch an elderly lady and snatch her purse, then struck the woman in the face repeatedly — possibly with an object of some kind — until she blacked out.
When she finally regained her senses, that’s when she realized that her purse had been stolen.
“I only know that he kept hitting me three or four times because when I had flashbacks I could feel it,” she told KABC in Los Angeles.
She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for her facial injuries. As seen in the image above, the beating inflicted a massive, bright red contusion on the 74-year-old’s jaw.
The Fontana police described her facial bruise as “softball size,” but the woman said that it was even worse at first.
“I stepped into the bathroom and looked at my face and there was just blood everywhere,” she recalled.
The horrifying and nauseating assault was reminiscent of the series of so-called “knockout game” assaults that were reported in the media last year. But in those attacks, assailants would attempt to knock out their victims with a single punch, and usually the alleged “knockout game” attacks did not involve robbery.
“I don’t understand people like that,” the woman reflected, likely echoing the sentiments of most anyone else who heard about the “blitz attack.” “They have a different mentality than I have or something because I can’t even picture myself beating on someone like that for any reason whatsoever.”
[Image: KTLA Screen Grab]