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Video: Clubber takes down bouncer she thought groped her

This photo provided on Oct. 31, 2018 by the Plattsburgh Police Department shows 22-year-old Kierah Lagrave, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., who authorities say choked a nightclub bouncer into unconsciousness after she mistakenly thought he had slapped her buttocks. Police Chief Levi Ritter said surveillance video from the Five1Eight nightclub the night of Oct. 20 shows the 125-pound woman walking up behind a bouncer and choking him until he falls unconscious to the floor. Ritter says the video also shows Lagrave's friend slapping her on the buttocks beforehand. Police tracked down Lagrave and charged her with a felony count of strangulation. She was released on her own recognizance. (Plattsburgh Police Department via AP)

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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