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Nail tech clings to life after attack outside bar in Ohio

Vietnamese nail technician Phong Tran remains on life support nearly four weeks after being assaulted outside the Cock N Bull in Ohio in Toledo.

Police responded to the fight shortly after the bar closed, according to WTOL11. When police arrived, Tran was unconscious at the scene.

A family member told WTOL11 that a neurosurgeon gave Tran only a 5% chance of survival.

“I’m angry. Angry and sad. Because this is a senseless, senseless crime. My brother didn’t bother anyone,” Tran’s sister said to WTOL11. “Now he’s on life support. Severe brain injuries. He’s already had two brain surgeries and another one tomorrow.”

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According to Tran’s sister, the 43-year-old was well known to the people in the community. He still has a lot of friends and support despite the tragedy. The family even started a GoFundMe to raise money for Tran. 

Andre Pitts has been arrested and charged with assault in this case. Pitts is locked up at the Lucas County jail, waiting to face a judge next Thursday.

“I just want to bring justice for my brother. He deserves at least that,” Tran’s sister said to 13ABC.

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  1. Where in Ohio? It’s a large state and I would like to know in order to warn AsAm folks in South West Ohio if it’s applicable.


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