Hurst PD Releases Surveillance Footage Of McDonald's Attack

Andrew Greenstein
June 12, 2019 - 11:03 am

HURST (1080 KRLD) - The search continues for a man who assaulted an autistic man inside a McDonald's restaurant in Hurst -- and now, police have very clear surveillance images of the attacker.

Just before noon on May 26th, Colin Newman, 22, who has Asperger syndrome, was talking with two children inside the restaurant on Pipeline Road.

"It was pretty obvious even without sound that the man who was talking to the children was just being friendly," says Hurst Police Sgt. Lonnie Brazzel.

Despite that, the kids' father apparently took exception to that and after gathering the children outside, he returned to the restaurant punched Newman very hard.

"It looks like he only had maybe one punch, but it did cause quite a bit of damage to this young man, who has had to have some medical procedures done since then," says Sgt. Brazzel.

Hurst Police were able to obtain very clear surveillance images of the attacker.

"I think he was somewhere around 25 years old, black male, probably 5’7” to 5’10”, thin build, 150 pounds or so," says Brazzel.

If you have any information on who the man is, please call Det. Brian Charnock at 817-788-7174.