Police arrest suspect after attack on Kansas City gas station clerk caught on camera

A brutal act of violence is caught on camera as a man beats a clerk at a Kansas City gas station. Now, one group is appealing for help catching her attacker. (Submitted)

Police in Kansas City have arrested the person suspected of brutally beating a female gas station clerk at a Kansas City gas station in November.

The attack happened on Nov. 27, at the BP gas station near E 65th Street and Troost Avenue.

Other gas station employees say that a man who assaulted a woman at the gas station has given them trouble before. They say he frequently harassed a woman who has been working there for five years.

The woman finally confronted him, and that's when he started hitting and shoving her. The man dragged her outside by her hair and continued to kick and punch her while she was down. A woman who was with him appeared to try and talk to the man.

When the employee got up, she found that the building's automatic locks wouldn't let her back in. She went around to the other door, and the man followed her, punching her again before driving off.

On Thursday, police said they had arrested the suspect in the crime but did not provide any other details.

Darlene Wawassuc, the manager of the gas station, says she was in the hospital for several days and required surgery.

"She's the sweetest girl ever," she said. "Everytime I look at the video, I get more angry and more angry. She had bruises all over her body. Her face was swollen. It was just senseless."

The gas station worked with local crime prevention groups to make sure the man was caught.

"When you watch the video of the beating that occurred, it is heartless, cold and calculating. It's outrageous and it infuriates you," said Brandon Mims with the AdHoc Group Against Crime.

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