Moment when a man with a MACHETE scares off robbers who attack his elderly Asian parents in California
Moment, man uses MACHETE to scare gang of robbers after attacking elderly Asian parents in California
- An Oakland man armed with a machete chased four robbers who attacked his elderly parents outside their home last Monday
- The unnamed man said the thieves ripped a gold chain from his mother’s neck and searched through his father’s pockets for his keys and cell phone
- Dramatic images show the man storming out of the house and chasing the robbers who escape in a car
- The raid comes amid a surge in attacks on Asian Americans in Oakland and elsewhere
An Oakland man armed with a machete deterred robbers who were targeted by his elderly Asian parents outside their home.
Dramatic surveillance video shows the man running down the stairs of the building holding the huge knife.
Surveillance footage shot from a different angle shows the four robbers running down a road and jumping into a car, away from the machete-wielding man.
The man said his parents had just returned from errands when they were approached by the group of men on their porch on Monday, March 29, around 4:30 PM.
The images show the robbers accusing the elderly couple before their son appears on the scene.
An Oakland man armed with a machete deterred robbers who were targeted by his elderly Asian parents outside their home. Dramatic surveillance video shows the man running down the stairs of the building holding the massive blade (circled)
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This couple in their seventies came home from the grocery store Monday afternoon when they were approached by 4 men
– Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) April 2, 2021
He told KGO that one of the men took a gold chain from his mother’s neck, while others reached into his father’s pocket to steal his cell phone and keys.
‘I heard my mother scream and then I ran outside. If I hadn’t come out, they would have done a lot worse, ”said the man, who did not want to be called by name.
He said he had changed when he heard the commotion outside, so he ran out barefoot, but managed to grab a machete in time.
The man said his parents had just returned from errands when they were approached by the group of men on their porch on Monday, March 29, around 4:30 PM. The images show the robbers who previously accused the elderly couple. their son comes on the scene
They take the woman’s gold chain and then reach into the man’s pockets and get keys and a cell phone.
The son told me that he heard his mother scream, so he ran out with the machete barefoot.
He is furious (rightly so) and says nothing will ever change.
– Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) April 2, 2021
It’s unclear whether the attack was racially motivated, but it comes amid an increase in robberies and attacks on Asian Americans in Oakland and elsewhere.
Elderly people are victims of many of these attacks.
KGO reported that the March 29 robbery and assault occurred just one day before a Vietnamese couple who lived less than 10 minutes away were tied up and robbed in front of their seven-year-old daughter.
The victims of both incidents told KGO that they wanted the Oakland Police Department to take specific action and that in both cases they were dissatisfied with the response times and ‘amount of concern’.
The father who was attacked on his porch said he wanted to see the perpetrators “locked up for at least 10 years.”
Racist incidents against Asian Americans have skyrocketed in the past year.
The four robbers flee from the machete-wielding man and jump into a parked car to escape
StopAAPIHate, a coalition tackling anti-Asian hatred during the pandemic, said it had received 3,795 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents between March 19, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
According to figures from a report by the group, the most incidents took place at corporate locations, with the second most common site being public streets.
Sixty-eight percent of the reported incidents involved verbal harassment, while incidents of coughing / spitting, physical assault, online harassment, and avoidance were also recorded.
Incidents were reported in all 50 states and affected individuals of different races and ethnicities, the majority of whom were of Chinese descent.
Activists and the Biden administration have linked former President Donald Trump’s repeated use of phrases such as ‘China virus’ and ‘kung flu’ to describe Covid-19 and the increasingly overt hostility towards Asian Americans.