Vietnamese Mother Brutally Beaten in San Francisco

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A Vietnamese mother in San Francisco suffered multiple injuries after a random stranger brutally assaulted her on Sept. 22.

 

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Last week on September 22nd, my mom was attacked in San Francisco by some random punk. My brother was carrying groceries and heard two thuds and saw my mom unconscious on the floor, my brother saw the guy run down Market and chased him down the block towards Market street. The guy tried hopping onto the K train on Market to escape, but my brother chased him off the train and down Market street towards Embarcadero. As they were running this scum ran into a group of guys just hanging at the corner; and when he approached one of the guys sucker punched him almost knocking him out. He was able to pull himself together and run back to my mom as she was getting on the ambulence because he isn’t stupid enough to just get jumped by 5-8 guys. After a few days my mom finally came home CONCIOUS, but with fractures on her face, bruises everywhere, body in pain,  can’t look up or down, can’t talk normally, her favorite glasses shattered, and our hearts broken. We’ve lived in the same neighborhood for YEARS and never had anything like this happen to us. Even with Covid19 and the racist shit you hear on the news we kept telling her not to go out!  Despite that she was comfortable enough to leave the house for appointments and other important matters regardless because we are used to the neighborhood. For this punk to attack an elderly women, someone’s grandmother, and most importantly MY MOM is totally unacceptable and it ain’t something that i can live with myself to know that I didn’t let her attack be known to others; especially with all these racial attacks especially on the elderly. I’ve contacted Muni and the surrounding places for footage or pictures cause the thing that bothers me most is i don’t know what this punks looks like. Thankfully my brother said he wasn’t wearing a face covering. With all the racist shit happening I want what happen to her counted. And the punk found and get what he deserves. My mom is okay now too and is healing fine. Thanks for everyone who reached and supported!

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Violent attack: Thanh Nguyen, the victim’s son, told NextShark that the incident occurred around 4-4:15 p.m. PST. He took to Instagram to write about the incident which sent his mother to the hospital.

  • “Last week on September 22nd, my mom was attacked in San Francisco by some random punk,” Nguyen shared.
  • The attack happened as his brother was helping their mother carry groceries when he “heard two thuds” and then his unconscious mother on the ground.
  • “…my brother saw the guy run down Market and chased him down the block towards Market street,” he continued. “The guy tried hopping onto the K train on Market to escape, but my brother chased him off the train and down Market street towards Embarcadero.”
  • During the chase, his brother came across a group of men who suddenly attacked him — one of them sucker-punching him and almost knocking him out.
  • “He was able to pull himself together and run back to my mom as she was getting on the ambulance because he isn’t stupid enough to just get jumped by 5-8 guys.”

Injuries all over: In the images that Nguyen shared, his mother can be seen in a heart-rending state, sustaining multiple cuts and deep bruises on her face.

  • According to Nguyen, his mother came home after a few days following hospitalization, with “fractures on her face, bruises everywhere, body in pain, can’t look up or down, can’t talk normally, her favorite glasses shattered, and our hearts broken.”
  • Nguyen lamented that they have been living in the neighborhood for many years and it’s the first time they have experienced an attack like this. 
  • From the number of spiking racist attacks against Asians, the brothers repeatedly warned her against going out.
  • “Despite that she was comfortable enough to leave the house for appointments and other important matters regardless because we are used to the neighborhood,” he wrote. 
  • Nguyen condemned the attack, saying, “For this punk to attack an elderly woman, someone’s grandmother, and most importantly MY MOM is totally unacceptable and it ain’t something that I can live with myself to know that I didn’t let her attack be known to others; especially with all these racial attacks especially on the elderly.”
  • Nguyen is now seeking help to find CCTV footage and witnesses to help identify the attackers of both his mother and brother.

NextShark has reached out to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Police Department for further comment.

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