It’s not a secret that crime is rising across the United States, but rarely has such a stark example of lawlessness been presented.
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky was the target of violence on Saturday when cameras caught a total stranger walking up to him and sucker-punching him in the face.
The footage of the assault was released by Louisville Metro Police Department, which is currently searching for the suspect.
This surveillance video shows whoever punched Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in the face over the weekend. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous Crime Tip Line at 502-574-LMPD. pic.twitter.com/5RC1alovqP
— WLKY (@WLKY) June 20, 2022
In the video, a man can be seen casually walking up to Fischer, who was engaging in conversation with a different person. In no time flat, the strange man clocked the mayor and sent him reeling backward. Several people could be seen approaching the assailant, but nobody attempted to apprehend him.
Following the attack, police said that Fischer is “fine,” and during an interview with WLKY the following day, he declared that the violence wasn’t going to prevent him from doing what he’s doing.
“You know, we are living in strange times all across America right now, I think. And I have the honor of being right in the middle of all of it,” Fischer explained. “You know, the only thing you can do moving forward is just keep moving forward in a compassionate and kind way, and things take care of themselves. You know occasionally in life things happen. You know, you get knocked down. You gotta get back up and keep going.”
Social media response to the attack was mixed, though it’s clear that the mayor is NOT popular:
This shouldn’t happen to anyone. Makes me wonder if Mayor Fischer’s perspective will adjust accordingly.
— MrsNevermind (@Whatevermind2) June 20, 2022
Nope, he’s a hero.
— 🇺🇸Jbird🇺🇸 (@silberj) June 20, 2022
He must’ve pissed off his security detail because they totally let the dude get away. 😂😂
— Freddy George (@FredFer28105560) June 21, 2022
I’m not from Louisville but clearly y’all don’t like the mayor. 😂😂😂😂
— politicallyme (@ethea0205) June 21, 2022
Real brave …sucker punch a guy that age.
— Frieda Hayes (@FriedaBhappy) June 20, 2022
Honestly no one cares. Like you don’t try to find other people’s assualters. Only because he’s a mayor this makes his ass a priority
— Nakoda (@NAKODA333) June 20, 2022
He should get a medal…. How about the peoples choice award
— Clarkson (@Clarkso08002481) June 20, 2022
How does this dude just walk off? Can ppl just get away w anything in this city? Crazy
— TrillVill1 (@Vill1Trill) June 20, 2022
Nobody’s gonna snitch on a guy who did what all of of us want
— Riley (@fatnose33) June 20, 2022
Let’s face it that a guy that actually deserves a statue👏👏👏
— Travis Tharp (@tharp_travis) June 20, 2022
— Jesus is Lord (@Jesusis24498205) June 21, 2022
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