A week ago today, at about 10 in the morning, two people were waiting on a porch in the 6200 block of Royalton Drive, which is just a couple of blocks northwest of Preston Royal Village. One of these people was a 54-year-old Hispanic woman. As they were waiting, a lunatic walked up from the street and began yelling racial slurs at the woman. He also asked her if she was in the United States legally. He then punched her in the head before walking away.
Police found the man about a block away, where he was soliciting work as a window washer. That detail sent my antennae up. Window washing is the modus operandi of the Park Cities' most arrested man, Marx Dale Billingsley. The incident report from the Dallas Police Department did not include the attacker's name, but a department spokeswoman confirmed for me that it was the same man. The report said he was issued a citation and "released several blocks away."
Paramedics checked the woman's vital signs at the scene, and a relative drove her to a doctor.