Update – 5/8/21 – According to KPIX reporter Betty Yu, the suspect Sidney Hammond allegedly punched another Asian man a day before his most recent alleged attack.
An Asian father was attacked while walking to a grocery store with his one-year-old in San Francisco, reports ABC 7 News. The father who wants to be called “Bruce” said he was in the Mission Bay Neighborhood with his baby in a stroller when he was knocked to the ground and pummelled.
“I was just trying to shield my head and trying to prevent any worse injuries,” Bruce said. “I couldn’t protect my child and I was on the floor and he was in a stroller that was slowly actually rolling away so it was definitely very scary as a parent.”
Bruce said the incident left his sense of security “shattered.”
Police arrested the alleged assailant Sidney Hammond. He was arrested a month earlier for allegedly assaulting another person and allegedly stealing from the grocery store at the same location.
Meanwhile, on some better news, a couple of self-defense teachers stopped a burglary in progress in San Francisco’s Japantown area. Hudson and Jeremy were having some food and drinks at Pa’ina after their self-defense class when one of the restaurant staff members noticed someone breaking into a car.
Jeremy, Hudson, and a couple of staff members at the restaurant ended up chasing the suspects but they got away. Fortunately, they were able to recover the stolen items for a Chicago family who was on their way to the airport after visiting San Francisco for vacation.