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Three women were beaten on a South Philadelphia street this week in an attack that was captured on video by a man police say is an ex-convict who attacked several other people over the next 24 hours.
In a video captured on a Ring doorbell camera, a Black man in a pink sweatshirt can be seen walking up to a group of three White women walking down the street before slugging one of the women in the face.
“Oh my god,” one woman screamed as the man punched the first woman before punching another woman and knocking her to the ground.
“F*** you,” one of the women yelled before the man punched the third woman.
Chief Inspector Frank Vanore said one of the women suffered a broken nose while the two other women suffered swollen lips and facial lacerations.
Philadelphia police arrested the suspect, 36-year-old Malcolm White, on Thursday night after he allegedly carjacked another woman by pulling her from the car by her hair and punching her in the face.
White is also suspected of assaulting two other women in separate incidents on Thursday morning, WTXF-TV reported.
A motive for the attack on the three women has not been determined and the Philadelphia Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital regarding the possibility of hate crime charges being filed.
“He made some utterances,” Vanore said during a press conference. “None of them really made any sense. We’re not even sure what he was trying to say.”
White was reportedly released from prison in January after serving a 12-year sentence for drug and assault charges. In jail, White was accused of attacking multiple prison guards including a female officer who he allegedly bit while being transported.
White’s alleged crimes come as Philadelphia has experienced a rise in violent crime in 2022 and is on track to surpass the number of crimes from last year.