Texas Police Hunt Man Seen Punching 88-Year-Old Woman in Unprovoked Attack: 'He's Ruined the Rest of My Life'

Police in Texas are hunting for a man who was captured on surveillance footage punching an 88-year-old woman in an unprovoked attack.

Houston Police released footage of the attack outside a H-E-B supermarket at 5225 Buffalo Speedway on March 8, in an attempt to capture the assailant.

During the footage, the suspect is seen standing near a flower display in front of the store while 88-year-old Mary Rutkowsky walks by.

For no apparent reason, the suspect then punches Rutkowsky in the face, knocking her to the ground, before calmly grabbing a wheelchair and walking away.

Speaking to Click 2 Houston, Rutkowsky said she struggled to recall the incident for some time.

"When they loaded me into the ambulance...I didn't remember anything until the next day," she said. "He's ruined the rest of my life."

Rutkowsky added she wouldn't have anything nice to say to the suspect if she had the chance to.

"I wouldn't say very much that would be broadcast," she added. "That's where my lady-ness goes away."

The 88-year-old said she is still recovering from the attack, which left her with a ringing sound in her head that lasted for weeks.

"I would say a good four or five weeks afterward, I was getting over all the ringing and everything in my head. That's about the only thing that I can say," Rutkowsky said.

The victim's daughter, Annette Stewart, said she couldn't stop the victim from walking way as she turned to help her mother off the ground.

"She just kept saying, 'He hit me! He hit me!' and I said, 'Who?'" Stewart told KTRK. "The [supermarket] sacker, who was pushing our groceries out, pointed to the guy, and said he was the one who hit her."

No arrests have been in connection to the attack. The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a dark t-shirt and shorts at the time of the assault. Police believe he may also have a prosthetic leg.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call Houston Police Department at (713) 308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).