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Korean American store owner, 61, shoved to the ground in LA after confronting man about unpaid groceries

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  • Gi-ryung Chang, the 61-year-old grocery store owner of G & J Market in Los Angeles, was shoved to the ground by a man she confronted about unpaid groceries on Sunday.

  • In surveillance footage posted to Instagram by Chang’s son, the man appears to speak to Chang before pushing her to the ground next to his Hyundai Sonata.

  • Chang is currently bruised and limping, according to her son.

  • While her family has reported the incident to the police, there are no updates regarding the whereabouts of the man as of this writing.

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Gi-ryung Chang, the owner of grocery store G & J Market in Los Angeles, was shoved to the ground by a man after she confronted him about his unpaid groceries. 

In surveillance footage posted to Instagram by Chang’s son Ducky, a bald, Black man with glasses can be seen speaking to another customer at the store’s register at around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

“The man came into the store, grabbed what he needed and headed to the register to check out. He came flirting with a woman that was already at the register, being very touchy and grabbing her by the waist when he could,” Ducky told NextShark. “He dropped the money onto the register to one of the cashiers but only left enough money to pay for the woman.”

Chang, 61, went after the man when she was informed by the store’s cashier. In another video clip, the man appears to speak to Chang before shoving her to the ground next to his Hyundai Sonata.

 

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“All my mom remembers is that she was being yelled at as he screams ‘Texas’ multiple times,” Ducky said. “Then, as it got very heated, he shoved my mom to the floor, and she rolled back to her bottom first followed by her back and head.”

According to Ducky, his mother is currently bruised and limping and is expected to get an MRI scan.

While the family has reported the incident to the police, there are no updates regarding the whereabouts or identity of the man, as of this writing.

This is not the first assault Chang experienced while working at her grocery store, according to Ducky. His mother has allegedly been verbally and physically abused in the past by other customers.

“We had an incident when a woman came into the store, made a mess. Another woman came back looking for my mother as she was cleaning up the floor on her knees, and they punched her in the face. She came home with bruises all over her face around the eyes,” Ducky said.

“Sadly this is something that happens almost annually, and I hope we all can make a change of this together soon,” he added.

 

Feature Image via @duckybokki

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