Woman strangles bouncer she thought slapped her bottom

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Police have released a New York nightclub’s surveillance video showing a 5-foot-1, 125-pound woman choking a bouncer into unconsciousness after she mistakenly thought he had slapped her on the bottom.

The Oct. 20 video released Thursday by Plattsburgh police shows 22-year-old Kierah Lagrave, of Plattsburgh, approaching the bouncer from behind near the Five1Eight nightclub’s dance floor and putting her arms around his neck.

After a few seconds they both fall to the floor.

The video also shows Lagrave dancing next to a female friend at the bar seconds earlier. The friend then slaps Lagrave’s behind after she turns away.

Lagrave immediately turned around and went for the much taller bouncer. Police say he didn’t resist because he thought it was one of his friends playing a joke.

Lagrave was charged with strangling and then released. Her lawyer isn’t commenting.

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