One tough grandmother was captured on surveillance camera fighting off a male thief who viciously attacked her in Seattle in broad daylight.
Mei Yeung, 68, was walking home from a bus stop in south Seattle at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday when she was robbed by a still unidentified suspect, according to KIRO-TV.
In the security footage obtained by the news platform, Yeung is shown being followed by a man wearing a hoodie. As she walks beyond the camera view, the man starts jogging toward her.
Vicious attack today, intense search tonight. Man follows woman, steals purse, necklace and pries off two gold rings. @MichaelKIRO7 talks to the victim as @SeattlePD searches for this man. pic.twitter.com/IEbsLC4aNr
— Dave Wagner (@DaveKIRO7) June 13, 2019
She can then be heard screaming off-camera before reappearing on video struggling as the man attempts to grab the gold necklace around her neck.
Yeung was able to briefly break free but the man quickly grabbed her and pulled her, sending her body to the ground.
Yeung said the man appears to have followed her from the nearby bus stop in the Rainier Beach area near Renton Avenue South and 61st Avenue.
While the victim noted she was scared the man had a weapon, she still tried to chase him when he ran off with her bag. In another clip, the man is shown fleeing the scene via a black car.
Local authorities are looking into whether Yeung’s case is related to the string of robberies targeting Asian women in the Rainier Valley over the last month.
“She’s a tough lady,” Yeung’s daughter was quoted as saying. “Unbelievable, bizarre because it was the daytime.”
“I hope everyone can spread out the word to catch this guy as soon as possible to make her (mom) feel safer,” she added, noting that her mom is now worried that man knows where she lives.
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