Man Pushes Photographer Into Lake in Unprovoked Attack, Damages $3,000 of Gear

Video footage shows the moment an unprovoked man decides to push a photographer into a nearby pond, injuring her and submerging her $3,000 worth of gear into the water. The clip sees members of the public rally around to support the woman, while the attacker tries to downplay his actions.

The incident took place in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England back in 2018. Smiling and giving a thumbs-up for the camera, the unnamed man sets off in the direction of the unsuspecting photographer.

The St Albans and Harpenden Review reported that the photographer was taking pictures at the water’s edge of the ornamental lake in Verulamium Park when she was pushed over. After being interrogated, the man plays dumb and responds with “For what?” when someone suggests calling the police.

Police said of the incident:

It is believed this was an unprovoked attack on a woman who was taking wildlife photos in the park that day. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference F1/18/2071.

The footage has recently been doing the rounds on the internet again, and recent comment suggest that despite several members of the public taking videos of the suspect, he has never been identified or charged.

Fingers crossed her equipment was at least insured.

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A 28-year-old self-taught photographer, Jack Alexander specialises in intimate portraits with musicians, actors, and models.

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The infinite energy of the internet will identify this person sooner or later.

Like so many recent videos posted online, this guy will be identified and will be liable for the damage he caused.

Hopefully ! When I am close to water, I'm so trustless that I never allow anyone to approach me that close. I even think I might have avoided same kind of incident once or twice.

News travels slowly across the pond.

Such idiots, much wow.😐

This hurts me to watch. I would have smacked him across the face with the lens and made sure he didn't get up for a long time.