Washington man is arrested after punching a 72-year-old disabled veteran in the face for remarking that his girlfriend was not wearing a face mask
- Cody P. Hansen, 35, was arrested by police in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday
- Hansen is accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby
- The victim made a comment to Hansen’s girlfriend about not wearing a mask
A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assault after attacking a disabled veteran in a hotel lobby, when the veteran remarked about his girlfriend not wearing a face mask.
Cody P. Hansen was arrested on Saturday in Spokane, Washington, after a tip-off from local residents.
He is accused of attacking the 72-year-old disabled man on July 18, leaving the victim unconscious.
Surveillance footage from the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Kent, Washington, shows the moment of the attack.
Cody P. Hansen, 35, was arrested on Saturday for the July 18 attack on the elderly man
Hansen is accused of attacking the disabled army veteran in a row over using face masks
The elderly man was sitting down on a chair in the lobby, his walking stick by his side, when Hansen approached him.
The victim said that he had made a comment about Hansen’s girlfriend not wearing a face mask.
Surveillance camera footage from the hotel lobby showed Hansen confronting the veteran
Hansen is seen punching the man, who is sitting down. The victim was left unconscious
Hansen is seen confronting the man, then lashing out and punching him several times, before marching off down the hotel corridor.
The victim was left with a broken jaw and a cornea abrasion, according to Q13 News.
Hansen is wanted in Alaska on drug charges and probation violation.
He has nine arrests on his criminal record in Alaska, dating back to 2006. His most recent arrest there was in 2018.
Hansen is currently in Spokane County Jail, awaiting transfer to King County.
His bail was set at $10,000.