Three woman who were walking along a Philadelphia street were beaten up by a man who went on to attack several other people in the city, over a 24 hour period.
A doorbell surveillance camera captured the moment Malcolm White, 36, appeared to approach the trio from out of nowhere as he crossed the street to carry out a series brazen assaults in south Philly.
The three were walking in a line with White opting to sucker-punch the middle woman in the face, knocking her to the ground.
The woman let at out a scream as she fell. ‘Oh my god,’ one of women could be heard screaming.
Three women were attacked as they walked along a Philadelphia street at night
Doorbell camera captured the moment Malcolm White, 36, left, in the pink shirt, attacked them
There was no time for her friends to react either to confront White or simply get out of the way as he proceeded to knock a second woman to the ground.
She toppled over falling into a trash can and ultimately landed against the wheels of a parked car.
‘F*** you,’ another of the women yelled before the man went after the third woman who had been leading the group.
She had turned around to assist her friend, but it only took split second before she was also pummeled and viciously punched as she attempted to stand her ground.
The other two women then managed to get to their feet before White, dressed in a pink sweatshirt, threatened to go after them once again.
One woman can be seen falling to the ground having been sucker-punched by White. One women suffered a broken nose while other two had bust lips and cuts to their faces
The doorbell camera captured the entirety of the brutal and random assault
Despite being punched to the ground, the women got back up and attempted to challenge White
Malcom White, 36, had just been released from jail following a 12-year prison sentence
One of the women suffered a broken nose in the assault. The other two women suffered swollen lips and cuts to the face.
White was arrested by Philadelphia police on Thursday night after he continued his crime spree across the city including an allegedly carjacking in which he pulled a woman from her car by her hair and punched her in the face, according to WTXF.
Two other women are also believed to have been assaulted by White on Thursday morning.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Frank Vanore say there does not appear to be a motive behind the attack.
‘He made some utterances. None of them really made any sense. We’re not even sure what he was trying to say,’ Vanore said during a press conference.
White had only been released from prison in January after completing a 12-year sentence for drug and assault charges.
While incarcerated he was accused of attacking prison staff including several prison guards and a female officer who he allegedly bit as he was being transported.
The incident comes as Philadelphia authorities struggle to deal with the city’s rising homicide and crime rates, which have increased drastically since the start of the pandemic with figures this year set to overtake those from 2021.
Philadelphia authorities are struggling to deal with the city’s rising homicide and crime rates
As of June 19, the city has recorded 1044 shootings so far this year – 52 more than incidents seen during the same span in 2021.
Robberies, meanwhile, are up a concerning 17.3 percent from last year, with crimes in general up more than 23 percent.
According to police stats, there have been 225 homicides so far this year in Philadelphia.
Last year, the city reported more than 500 murders – the most seen since 1990.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has blamed unstaffed police department in an interview with NPR.
Outlaw also said: ‘The truth is the homicides are not happening in a vacuum – there are those out there who are determined to attack and kill their victims. While we are making constant adjustments to mitigate this sickening reality, our officers, simply put, just can’t keep up by being everywhere at all times.’