Video: Missouri couple suddenly attacked from behind in alley

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield, Mo.,  Police Department posted a video to their YouTube page that appears to show a man and woman being attacked in an alley, and they’re asking the public to help them identify suspects and witnesses.

The Springfield News Leaders reports that the male victim was upset with a group of males who he thought had disrespected his girlfriend at a bar.

According to Lisa Cox, a police spokesperson, the man confronted the group outside the bar.  It is unclear what happened from there, but the assault happened as the victims walked alone.

They were suddenly attacked from behind and for about 45 seconds they are pushed to the ground, smacked and swung around, even kicked in the head.

Crime Stoppers is specifically looking for the name of the person shown assaulting the victim with apparent kicks to the head — the person with the red shoes.

The assault occurred on Aug. 22.

Police asked for tips at 417-864-1835 or by clicking here.


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