WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: At one point she curls into a ball due to the violent onslaught with the 55-year-old victim treated for trauma injuries and lacerations.
This is the gut-wrenching moment a man without any clothes on throws a woman waiting for a bus to the ground before attacking her mercilessly.
CCTV street cameras show the stark naked aggressor punch his victim repeatedly after dragging her away from the bus stop as she tries to defend herself by covering her head and face with her arms.
At one point she appeared to curl into a ball as the violent onslaught continued unabated and her ability to resist was sapped.
The man, who social media users speculated was under the effects of drugs, only stopped and got up to run away as a motorist in a passing car approached from out of the camera’s range.
The footage showed him loitering on the opposite side of the road as a Good Samaritan passer-by ran up to help so he could get her to hospital with the driver’s assistance.
The 55-year-old victim, who has not been named, was treated for trauma injuries and lacerations.
Police and prosecutors were last night trying to identify the attacker.
The horrific incident happened in a central street in the city of Mar del Plata on Argentina’s Atlantic coast, around 6am last Sunday morning.
At the time the area was suffering from storms which had brought winds and heavy rain as the street CCTV showed.
There is no suggestion the attacker knew his victim.
Local Alicia Castro wrote on a city newspaper website: “What a monster!! Where did this degenerate come from?”
Another added: “What a mad son of a bitch! There’s cameras and police everywhere in that area. He must have been mad or on drugs or both.”
Early last year a man – thought to be totally unconnected to the savage attack on the woman – was filmed running naked along Mar del Plata’s seafront.
The bizarre incident happened at dawn and the starkers jogger failed to stop despite locals filming him.