Random violence victimizes sci-fi senior and teen punched in the head
Residents of the San Francisco neighborhood are coming out following an incident in broad daylight involving an elderly person who was blatantly punched on the head from behind.
The violence occurred on Wednesday when Chi-Kwan Yan, 72, was window shopping.
“All of a sudden I felt a pop in the back of my head.”
The elderly person currently lives in Palo Alto. He was once a resident of West Portal.
Chi-Kwan returned to his old neighborhood for an appointment with his optometrist last Wednesday when, unexpectedly, a man hit him.
“I have heart disease and had angioplasty less than a year ago. I’m still on blood thinners, so I thought, shoot, that might cause my brain to bleed. This is what really worried me. “
The old man immediately jumped back, showed surveillance video used in the probe.
“I exercise a lot and do tai chi and martial arts,” Chi-Kwan said.
Fortunately, Chi-Kwan only suffered a lump on her head and sore knees.
“I was lucky this time, but maybe next time, maybe I won’t be so lucky.”
The same happened to 14-year-old Lily, who was also punched and kicked to the ground, her mother Lynda Porter said. The incident involving the teenager happened while she was out with her friend a few days before the attack with the older person.
“There was no way to prevent this being some random and senseless act of violence. She was obviously psychologically upset,” Lynda said.
The link between the two incidents has not yet been confirmed by the SFPD. But given the same strategy of the attacks, Chi-Kwan was determined to take action.
“Asians must stand up. At first, I thought I would forget it, I will not report it. Then I thought about it. We must stand up to be counted. Otherwise, it will continue to happen. It could happen to me again, ”he said, as reported by ABC7.
Investigations for both cases are ongoing, police said.