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This past Sunday at the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa, California, an Asian man was brutally beaten by a Caucasian man and his female accomplices after they tried to cut in line to purchase drinks.
When the victim refused to let the group cut in line, a confrontation broke out. One of the victim’s friends, identified as “J Kiva Huynh” recounted what happened in a Facebook post that has since gone viral.
“The girl made comments about going back to Asia and eating dogs because he didn’t let her cut in line to buy drinks & after a confrontation…They deliberately waited until he left the event and followed him to his car & jumped him at around 11:10 in the parking lot near Fair Dr & across the street from city hall,” Huynh wrote.
The victim was rushed to the ER with lacerations to the face, bruises and bumps, and several damaged teeth. He is expected to make a full recovery, but will need stitches as well as dental work for his injuries.
The perpetrators are identified as a Caucasian male, about 20 years old, 6’3″, slim, with tattoo sleeves. He was accompanied by two Caucasian girls.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started by the victim’s friends to help cover the medical costs he can’t afford. The victim’s name has not been released to protect his privacy as the perpetrators at still at large.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Costa Mesa Police Department at (714) 754-5280.