On the morning of July 31, in Upland, California, an Asian man was reportedly verbally attacked and spit on by an unidentified White man during a road rage incident.
Randy Hung was shocked by the sudden and aggressive outburst from the unknown driver who stopped in the middle of a road and allegedly began shouting, “Go back to your f**king country.”
“I was simply merging onto a main road and I guess the guy was speeding; I did not see him so I went anyways,” Hung told NextShark. “He honked at me and I moved over and turned onto a different street. He followed me onto that street, drove onto the other side of the road and cut me off.”
At this moment, the situation suddenly escalated as the unidentified driver attempted to physically intimidate the young Asian man.
“He stopped his car in the middle of the road and walked over to me. I was fearing for my life as he yelled violently through my window. He kept insisting that I get out of my car right now,” he said.
“I was still in shock but apologizing to him. I kept refusing him and he got tired of it and spit on my face and onto my car. He then yells ‘Go back to your country’ as he walks away.”
After the driver left the scene, Hung stopped recording and also drove away. Following the incident, he reached out to authorities to take action; however, the police presented limited options.
He continued, “I did take this to the Upland Police Department but they said I had two options: report this or just document it. He also said I did not have enough evidence for the assault. It’s basically my words versus his words.”
Understandably, the incident has left the young man shaken up, saying, “I was very fearful for my life. Even if I did talk back to him, I still felt scared. When he walked back to the car I thought he was going to take a weapon out or something.”
“It really did anger me about what he was saying but I was too afraid. When dealing with someone violent I wouldn’t want to escalate the situation.”
This is far from the first unsolicited road rage incident of its kind.
Similar incidents targeting Asians have regularly been documented — such as when a California man was called a “little Asian piece of s**t” by a road rage driver in Orange County in 2018, or when an Instagram influencer accused an Asian woman of illegally “crossing the border” and threatened to call the police, or when a Chinese woman claimed she was hit by an impatient couple’s car and was told to “Go back to your country you Chinese Ch*nk B*tch” while leaving a parking lot in Ottawa, Canada.