Man charged with punching woman over funny look

February 8, 2012 2:07:17 PM PST
A man is charged with beating a woman who was a total stranger because he thought she was looking at him funny.

A judge set Bryant McClinton's bail at $25,000.

The incident happened Monday afternoon on Orleans Street in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

Prosecutors say McClinton and the victim were walking in opposite directions when he punched the woman and knocked her to the ground. She was not seriously hurt.

McClinton is charged with battery.