Witnesses say an unknown male, who was smoking in front of the Walnut Brewery, made inappropriate remarks about the women and began following the group as he continued to yell obscenities at them. The male in the group told police that he told the suspect to walk away and leave them alone.
The 21-year-old female victim says the suspect then flicked a lit cigarette towards her, hitting her in the face. The suspect then grabbed the victim by her shirt collar and threw her into a cement business sign at the corner of Broadway and Walnut. The victim suffered facial injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The male friend and the male suspect then began fighting with each other. One of the other women in the group was able to take a photo of the suspect with her cell phone before the suspect fled the scene.
Police have been working to identify the suspect through various leads, but have been unable to establish a positive identification. A photo of the suspect is available on the City of Boulder website, and investigators ask anyone with information about him to contact the Boulder Police Department.
The case number is 13-6128.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ruth Christopher at 303-441-1850. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.