Thai Man, 84, Dies After Being Attacked in Broad Daylight by Teen in SF

Thai Man, 84, Dies After Being Attacked in Broad Daylight by Teen in SF

February 1, 2021
A teenager in San Francisco was caught on camera pushing an 84-year-old Thai man to the ground in a seemingly unmotivated attack on Thursday morning, police said.
What happened: Identified by his family as Vicha Ratanapakdee, the elderly man can be seen walking alone in a neighborhood along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to KTVU Fox 2.
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  • Antoine Watson, 19, can be seen running quickly from the right side of the video, barreling into the Ratanapakdee, a native of Thailand living in San Francisco.
  • Ratanapakdee is seen being slammed into the ground, his white hat flying off upon Watson’s impact.
  • Watson left Ratanapakdee lying on the sidewalk. An initial investigation later revealed that he left with a female associate.
  • Ratanapakdee was found by San Francisco police and taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. He passed away Saturday.
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Further investigation: Watson was arrested on suspicion of murder, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.
  • His female accomplice, Maylasia Goo, 20, was arrested for accessory after Watson’s attack.
  • Both suspects are Daly City residents.
  • Anyone with any more information is encouraged to call the SFPD at 415-575-4444.
Feature Images via @dionlimtv
      Kimberly Nguyen

      Kimberly Nguyen is a contributor at NextShark




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