Woman Kicked in the Face By Teens at Bus Stop in Minnesota
By Maina Chen
May 5, 2020
A woman appearing to be of Asian descent was surrounded by three teens and kicked in the face at a bus stop.
Originally posted on Instagram page Jackfroot and then reposted on Asians With Attitudes, the video surfaced on Tuesday morning showing the woman waiting at a bus stop as three teens, including the person recording, approach her.
The teens surround her while the individual recording the video repeatedly taunts “You won’t,” until the teen in the red hoodie jumps and kicks her in the face, sending her backward into the bus stop. “Crazy boys,” says the cameraman right before the woman is kicked. The teens are then heard laughing and running away.
While the post was widely shared on Tuesday morning, the actual time and date of the incident is not yet confirmed. Additionally, while the incident is widely believed on social media to have occurred in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area based on the bus stop design as well as a Minneapolis area code phone number attributed to a group chat where the video may have first been shared, the exact location has also not yet been confirmed.
Social media accounts were quick to condemn the attack and called on their followers to find the culprits.
Facebook user Zong Winchester, whose profile indicates he is a Minnesota resident, claims to have identified the social media accounts of the individual who kicked the woman in the video as a University of Oklahoma student going by the name of Junn (Numbha three) on Facebook and @famousjunn on Snapchat. Both social media accounts appear to have been deleted as of this writing.
NextShark has reached out to Zong Winchester for more information.
NextShark also reached out to the Minneapolis Police Department Media Relations team and left a voicemail.
NextShark then reached out to Public Information Coordinator Steve Linders of the St. Paul Police Department who referred us to Media Relations Manager Howie Padilla of the Metrolink Police who provided NextShark with a statement on Tuesday:
“We were unaware [of the situation] before it hit social media. Our investigators are working right now trying to piece together where it happened, what happened, how it happened.”
Padilla told NextShark that they want to find out who did it so they can “hold them accountable.”
If you have any information on this case, please contact your local police department. You can also send tips to NextShark at [email protected].
This is a developing story.
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