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- The man, who remains unidentified, told Echano, “You don’t belong here! Go back to your country,” NBC Los Angeles reported.
- Echano and his wife made their way to their parked car, but the man followed them.
- Completely unaware, the suspect suddenly punched Echano while he was sitting in the passenger seat of their car.
- Echano spent a day in the hospital to treat his black eye.
- The couple pulled a few blocks away from the scene of the attack to report the incident to the police.
- He and his wife turned to their friends from Glory to Glory Church for support following the attack.
- The man hopes witnesses and business owners in the nearby area with CCTV could provide evidence to the police.
- The park’s law enforcement is now looking into the matter but has yet to make an arrest.
- Echano, who was traumatized by the incident, said he doesn’t “want to go out anymore.”
- Echano has been living in the U.S. for more than 30 years and said he felt safe before. He is asking the community to stop the Asian hate.