Moment man, 25, viciously assaults lone female rider, 29, in unprovoked attack on Miami metro where he punched her more than 20 times, kicked her and slammed her head, ‘before beating two more men that same day’

  • Joshua James King is accused of beating up Andrea Puerta on September 4 
  • Footage shows the suspect walk onto the metro before launching the attack
  • Without warning he begins repeatedly punching Puerta before pushing her across the car and launching her headfirst into a chair 
  • Puerta, who suffered a broken rib, says she had ‘never seen’ her attacker before
  • King was arrested and is now facing three counts of aggravated battery charges

A Miami metro rider has been caught on camera viciously assaulting a lone female traveler in an unprovoked, random attack. 

Joshua James King, 25, is accused of beating up Andrea Puerta, 29, during the incident on September 4, leaving her with a concussion, a broken rib and bruising. 

Surveillance footage shows King walking onto the metro before launching the sustained attack on Puerta. The clip shows him kick her, slam her head and punch her more than 20 times. 

Puerta told Local 10: ‘I remember that I closed my hands and I said, “stop, stop”. He did not stop. There was a moment when he said, “Sorry” and I looked at him and he punched me and after that, I don’t know what happened.’ 

She said of her attacker: ‘I’ve never seen him in my life. I never know him until that moment.’ 

After passing out, Puerta managed to get up and leave the train before calling 911, footage shows. Her attacker remained on the metro; where he is said to have assaulted two more men later that same day. 

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A Miami metro rider has been caught on camera viscously assaulting a lone female traveler kicking, punching and slamming her head in an unprovoked, random attack

A Miami metro rider has been caught on camera viscously assaulting a lone female traveler kicking, punching and slamming her head in an unprovoked, random attack

The clip shows as he punches her more than 20 times

Footage shows as the man, identified by police as King, walks onto the metro before launching the sustained attack on Puerta. The clip shows as he punches her more than 20 times

Joshua James King, 25, pictured, is accused of beating up Andrea Puerta, 29, during the incident on September 4, leaving her with a concussion, a broken rib and bruising.

Andrea Puerta

Joshua James King, 25, left, is accused of beating up Andrea Puerta, 29, right, during the incident on September 4, leaving her with a concussion, a broken rib and bruising

King was arrested and is now facing three counts of aggravated battery charges. He was released on a $1,500 bond on September 10 and will next appear in court on Friday.

Pictures of Puerta’s injuries show the attack left her with a black eye and a swollen jaw. ‘I don’t know how I am alive’, she added. 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Puerta pay for her medical needs, legal help and therapy bills. 

It states: ‘Andrea Puerta was attacked, without provocation, by a stranger in the metro mover in Miami. The man beat her over and over, breaking her ribs, blacking her eye and giving her a concussion before beating her nearly unconscious.

The minute-long footage begins with the man, named by police as King, stepping onto the train, before walking off and then reappearing. 

Without warning he then begins repeatedly punching Puerta before pushing her across the car and launching her headfirst into a chair. 

Dad-of-one King was arrested later that day and is now facing three counts of aggravated battery charges. 

After passing out Puerta managed to get up and leave the train before calling 911, footage shows. Her attacker remains on the metro; he is said to have assaulted two more men later that same day

After passing out Puerta managed to get up and leave the train before calling 911, footage shows. Her attacker remains on the metro; he is said to have assaulted two more men later that same day

Pictures of Puerta's injuries show the attack left her with a black eye and a swollen jaw

'I don’t know how I am alive', she said

Pictures of Puerta’s injuries show the attack left her with a black eye and a swollen jaw. ‘I don’t know how I am alive’, she said

Dad-of-one King was arrested later that day and is now facing three counts of aggravated battery charges

Dad-of-one King was arrested later that day and is now facing three counts of aggravated battery charges

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