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Councilman's attack video alarms residents; police say incident was isolated

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Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 23:58:49-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Downtown resident Miranda Holt was horrified when KRIS 6 News showed her video of Corpus Christi City Councilman At-Large Michael Hunter's recent alleged mugging.

"Oh my gosh," downtown resident Miranda Holt said upon watching the video. "That's terrifying."

Community members such as Holt watched surveillance video of the attack Thursday that KRIS 6 News managed to obtain and make public.

Holt has lived in the downtown area for 10 years, but she does so with concerns.

"I do feel a little scared as a woman, especially when I get home at night when it's late," she said.

Hunter wasn't badly hurt in the Feb. 11 attack on Chaparral Street at Schatzell Street, and it's unclear if the attackers got away with any of his property.

The Corpus Christi Police Department so far has not made any arrests. A spokesperson for the department doesn't think the men in the grainy surveillance video have similar attacks planned.

"I wouldn't think that it's a continued threat," said Lt. Michael Pena. "There's not just a group of guys hanging around Downtown waiting to jump on somebody."

Holt isn't taking any chances.

"What I do is, I carry my keys like this," she said while holding a key between her fingers in a manner in which she could use it as a weapon. "Because that's how scared I am."