Man assaulted, dragged victim into West Campus street, police say

AUSTIN - A man is facing an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly knocked another man to the ground and dragged him into the middle of a busy street.

Police have charged Dong Hyun Kim, 27, in the alleged assault. Court documents allege that around 4:25 p.m. Nov. 29, Kim began screaming at a woman along the 2300 block of Guadalupe Street from a parked car. Police said Kim believed the woman – who was walking to class at the time – was responsible for him being suspended from the university.

Kim allegedly got out of the car and charged screaming at the woman. The victim was walking on Guadalupe at the time and approached Kim, who threw a smoothie in the victim’s face. According to the affidavit, the victim told police the driver pulled away with his hand stuck in the rolled-up passenger window. Cell phone video provided to police shows the victim jogging beside Kim’s car until it stops due to traffic.

The affidavit states Kim exited the vehicle again and began punching the victim, knocking him to the ground. Kim then allegedly grabbed the victim by the ankles and dragged him into Guadalupe Street’s rush hour traffic. Cell phone video shows a Good Samaritan grab Kim and pull both him and the victim out of traffic.

Police also allege Kim posted on Facebook after the assault, “I knocked that (expletive) out on the drag and dragged his ass into the middle of the street. Everyone saw it. And I got to walk away free.”

Kim was arrested and booked into the Travis County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. Bond has been set at $25,000.

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