HomeCrimeSenior citizen attacked on SF bus credits others for saving her

Senior citizen attacked on SF bus credits others for saving her


A 79-year-old woman kicked in the stomach by her attacker on a San Francisco Muni bus is thankful this holiday for the fellow passengers who came to her help.

The woman who only wants to be identified as Lisa boarded the bus on December 3 when without warning, her assailant began his brutal attack.

Lisa is barely five feet tall and began to scan her fare. That’s when she says “I saw him standing up – he kicked me with his foot. In the stomach.”

She spoke exclusively to ABC7 News about the assault. She wonders if the suspect seen wearing brick red hooded jacket and dark pants targeted her because she is Indonesian.

“We have not determined or found evidence that this incident was a motivated hate crime,” police said.

Just last week, the District Attorney filed murder charges against Ilasa Faalogoifo, 23, in the fatal shooting on another Muni bus in San Francisco. That one on August 3rd, reported KRON.

No word on a possible motive in the attack on Lisa. The suspect did not take anything from her, perhaps because other passengers intervened.

“Thank you very much for saving my life. Thank you for helping me, God bless them.”

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