TORONTO – An Asian-American woman landed her alleged attacker in the hospital after he accosted her in San Francisco.
Xiao Zhen Xie is the latest victim of anti-Asian attacks in the US, just one day aftersix Asian-Americans were shot dead in massage parlors in Atlanta.
In a video taken at the scene, a distraught Xie can be seen crying and holding what looks like a thin wooden board, and a younger white man is sitting bloodied and handcuffed to a stretcher.
The 76 – year-old’s eye can be seen bleeding and is swollen shut as she brandishes the wooden board in the man’s direction.
Xie later spoke to CBS news, with her daughter, Dong-Mei Li, translating. She said her eye was still bleeding and that she can not see out of it.
Xie said that she was waiting for a pedestrian signal when she was hit, at which point her instincts told her to fight back.
The family started a GoFundMe to cover medical and therapy costs and it has raised nearly $ 90, 000 in less than 24 hours.