Young American tourist in Dublin for weekend posts photos of her bruised fist after punching perv in the face

Pest gets more than he bargained for when he groped the power-lifter in the backside during her visit to the capital.

A young American tourist in Dublin for the weekend put a pervert in his place when she punched him in the face after he groped her on the street.

Power-lifter Leanna Carr posted a picture of her bruised fist on Facebook after boxing the pest, who had brazenly grabbed her backside as she strolled through town.

The 26-year-old, who said she had never punched anyone in her life before, was in Ireland as part of a three-week solo trip around Europe.

Brave Leanna was walking near Aston Quay on Tuesday when she felt someone grab her behind.

She wrote wrote online: "While walking down the street in Dublin earlier this week, a man grabbed my butt.

"He proceeded to laugh hysterically and said 'you’re an American, you probably liked it'.

"Apparently traveling solo has made me a better person because my first reaction was to punch him in the face."

Speaking toIndependent.ie, Leanna said she had never punched anyone before.

She recalled: “I am never a violent person, and I have never punched anyone before... but I became so angry and had so much adrenaline that my reaction was to punch him. I got him on the cheek bone, hard.

“I started yelling a couple more things to him like ‘don’t ever touch a girl like that again, I could get you arrested’. He became very mad and I thought he was going to hit back.

“But there was an older couple next to us who saw the whole thing and the gentleman told the scumbag to keep walking. The man started laughing again and then crossed the street to disappear in the crowd of people.”

She said that despite the incident, she's left Ireland with "more positive than negative experiences".Leanna said: “I was a little shaken and wanted to go home at first. I spent a couple days in Galway and went back to Dublin for another day, and I truly met the most amazing Irish locals who were very welcoming and kind. I realise situations like this could happen anywhere.

“There are ‘bad eggs’ wherever you go. This situation just made me keep my guard up a bit, which is a smart thing to do when traveling solo internationally.”

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