A woman was hospitalized after she was struck in the back of the head by a fire extinguisher Sunday on a sidewalk in West Los Angeles.
Security camera video from a nearby bar is part of the police investigation into the attack in the 11500 block of Pico Boulevard. The victim's boyfriend told NBCLA a man on a scooter shouted at her before throwing the red fire extinguisher at the back of her head.
Video showed the woman tumble to the ground. The man on the scooter made a U-turn and left the scene.
The victim's boyfriend said she felt a sharp blow to the back of her head and fell to the ground, unaware of what happened.
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"She goes unconscious for several moments, looks up, think it is perhaps something from a construction site that she was walking next to that fell and hit her on the head," said Dan Steinberg. "She looks down and notices a fire extinguisher laying there."
The victim is recovering at a hospital.
No arrests were reported.