125-Pound Woman Chokes Out Bouncer by Mistake: Cops

Kierah LaGrave apparently thought he had grabbed her butt
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2018 11:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a slight case of mistaken identity—and strangulation—a woman allegedly assaulted a nightclub bouncer she wrongly believed had grabbed her buttocks, the AP reports. Kierah LaGrave was arrested Thursday in Plattsburgh, New York, on second-degree strangulation charges after the alleged victim reported the assault on Oct. 20. Police say the 22-year-old admitted to choking the bouncer into unconsciousness at Five1Eight nightclub but did it because he had grabbed her, per the Press Republican. But surveillance video suggests that the real perpetrator was a friend of Lagrave's.

LaGrave, who also works at the club, can be seen on video talking to a female friend at the bar before turning to dance—which is when her friend playfully slapped LaGrave's behind, per the New York Post. The 125-pound LaGrave then spotted the bouncer walking by and put him in a chokehold until he fell to the floor unconscious. Law And Crime notes that LaGrave's friend can be seen glancing at the assault and tossing her hair, then walking over when the bouncer was about to fall over. Released on her own recognizance, LaGrave is slated to return to court Nov. 20. (Read more assault stories.)

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