Sucker Punched: Independence woman recovering after random attack


An Independence woman is recovering after getting sucker-punched by a total stranger.

The woman wanted people to know because she wants them to be warned.

Police say the only motive that makes sense is a sort of dare that’s been going around for decades - to walk up to a stranger and knock them out.

"I'm angry but I'm also scared," said the victim, Savannah Sexton. “I’m noticing that even out in broad daylight, if I have somebody random looking at me, I automatically start shaking and I get scared because now I don’t know.”

Sexton said she was walking back from the Truman Road QuikTrip with a drink last weekend when she was struck by the man, who has been arrested.

A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured it all.

In the video, she turns towards the man to see who is running up behind her, then the swift and strong sucker punch that knocked her onto the asphalt.

“He looked at me dead in the face and said 'I’m sorry' and then clocked me in my jaw.”

Police quickly found the man with their descriptions, but there’s a good chance others put him up to it, so the arrest brings no sense of safety.

Since posting that video online to warn others, she says her neighbor found a piece just before that showing what looks like two other men dropping that man off here.

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