Lincoln police are investigating claims that a man, who was out looking for a fight, ended up punching a 60-year-old woman in the face several times.
Police say the woman was left with a severely swollen face. She lost two teeth, and had a large cut running from her nose to her lip.
The crime was reported about 1:45 a.m. August 6 at the AGP Grain Cooperative at 2800 Leighton Avenue. The woman, who is described as a transient, told police that a man later identified as 34-year-old Maurice Jackson parked his car next to hers. When he approached her, she told him he needed to move his car.
The woman says Jackson started yelling at her and punched her in the face. The woman went to a friend’s home and called police. She told police she believed Jackson was drunk and looking for a fight. Although the two don’t know each other, the victim says she may have recognized him from the Matt Talbot Kitchen.
Officers reviewed surveillance video at the kitchen and identified Jackson. He was arrested Sunday for first degree assault.