Security camera video captures the moment when an angry bar patron knocks woman unconscious and then punched her friend multiple times

A San Luis Obispo city employee has been placed on administrative leave after video surfaced of him cold-cocking a woman in an Avila Beach bar in 2016.

Christopher Matthew Olcott, a building inspector in SLO’s Community Development Department, ended up pleading guilty Feb. 21 to misdemeanor battery with great bodily injury after a felony trial in the case ended in a hung jury last year.

Camille Chavez, a special education teacher at Righetti High School in Santa Maria, said that she had had no previous contact with Olcott and no words were exchanged between them or her friend, Isaac McCormack, of Santa Maria.

Chavez said Olcott bumped her with his backside to establish his personal space in a crowded bar. Chavez nudged him back with her body to jockey for space, saying she believed he was being “territorial.”

“I don’t know what triggered the event,” Chavez said. “I have no idea what prompted it. He was territorial over this space. There was room in front of him, but he was not willing to give up that space.”

Olcott was sentenced on March 21 to 60 days in jail, but court records indicate he will serve about half that time.

He was also sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation and three months of alcohol counseling. Olcott also must pay restitution of no more than $1,000.

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Location: California