Update -3-18-21- the victim has been identified as 76-year-old Xiao Zhen Xie, reports CBS San Francisco. Xie said the 39-year-old man identified as Steven Jenkins allegedly punched her in the face for no reason which caused her to grab the stick and beat him with it, reports the Washington Post.
Her daughter, Dong Mei Li said her mother can’t see out of her left eye, can’t eat, and has been traumatized by the incident.
“Very traumatized, very scared and this eye is still bleeding,” Li said.
The grandmother’s grandson said that his grandmother is now scared to leave her home.
“As you can see she is extremely terrified,” he said. “She’s terrified to even stop out.”
A gofundme has been setup to help the woman recover from the incident.
Police said the 39-year-old assailant is also under investigation for allegedly attacking an 83-year-old Asian man that same morning near the same area. According to the police, Steven Jenkins assaulted 83-year-old Vietnamese American Ngoc Pham on 7th and Market and fled. The victim fell and sustained injuries to his head and neck.
A Gofundme has been setup to help Ngoc recover.
A security guard chased the suspect down but before he was detained by the guard, Jenkins punched Xie, according to police. Jenkins was taken to jail and booked for assault and elder abuse.
Police are determining whether bias was a factor in the two assaults.
It looks like an elderly Asian American woman got the best of her attacker in an incident that left both parties bloodied. According to CBS News San Francisco, a 30-year-old white male allegedly assaulted a 70-year-old Asian woman around 10:30 am on Market Street and Charles J. Brenham Place in San Francisco. But the Asian woman fought back leaving the attacker stretched out.
An eyewitness caught the aftermath of the crime where the woman can be seen with a bloodied face and the alleged attacker also with a bloodied face and handcuffed to a stretcher.
“You bum, why did you hit me?” she can be heard saying in Chinese. “This bum, he hit me. He hit me, this bum.”
Did you see that 2 x 4. She definitely went “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan on his a**. Hoooooooooo!
The woman said she had been leaning on a light pole when the man punched her for no reason. Witnesses said they saw the woman pummeling the assailant after.
Both the assailant and the victim were taken to the hospital.
There has been a dramatic increase in attacks against Asian elders in the Bay Area with some being murdered.
Police did not release a motive for the crime.