A San Francisco man is being called a hero after bear-hugging a suspect in an attack on an elderly Asian man in Chinatown until police arrived to make an arrest.
NBC Bay Area reports that Mark Darren Stallcup ran from his Chinatown apartment after he saw the man beating up a senior citizen in the middle of the street.
The man fled, but later returned.
Before I could even pull out my phone, the guy came back around a second time. This time in a full sprint with the craziest look in his eye,” he said. “I remember screaming at him during the fight. While I was bear-hugging him, I was yelling at him. I was telling him that the old man he was attacking was actually his brother and that ‘love was the answer.'”
This isn’t the first time Stallcup has jumped into the middle of a hate crime.
Last month, Stallcup captured cellphone video of a verbal assault on a gay Asian man and his partner, according to Fox2.
I don’t like you f— Asian motherf— in my country!” the man yelled at the couple.
“I think San Francisco is better than this,” Stallcup said to Fox2 after the incident. “Things escalated pretty quickly. I’m pretty surprised no one got physically hurt, but there was a lot of crazy things that were said.”
Stallcup describes himself as a “cowboy living in Chinatown.”
Police say the suspect in Chinatown will face assault charges.
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