A woman shoved viciously to the ground from behind in Oakland’s Chinatown is speaking out for the first time, ABC7 exclusively reported Sunday.
The incident happened about a month ago on 9th and Franklin and was caught from multiple angles by various surveillance cameras.
In the video, the suspect seemed to be on the phone walking behind the victim when he quickened his pace and pushed her onto the concrete sidewalk, then continued to walk away.
The woman asked only to be identified as Mrs. Tse.
Tse told ABC7’s Dion Lim that she had been to the doctor and then her bank before heading home.
“I fell, but did not get hurt,” said Tse. “I am OK. Thank you for everyone’s care.”
The suspect did not get away unscathed. A witness is seen on video slugging the suspect in the head. There is no indication that the suspect has been arrested or if the witness who retaliated got into any trouble.
Oakland’s Chinatown has been the scene of numerous attacks on seniors since the pandemic broke out in March 2020.
Numerous surveillance cameras have been installed, volunteer neighborhood patrols organized while others escort seniors safely to their destinations.
Police have also increased their presence in the area.
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