"Go back to Asia and eat a dog"
A young Vietnamese-American man has been left bloodied following an assault that included racist taunts by a “white couple” in the OC.
As reported by OC Weekly, the 21-year-old college student who remains anonymous was at the OC Night Market with his friends when two white women approached him offering money to buy drinks.
The victim refused, sparking the two women to engage in verbal abuse. “Go back to Asia and eat a dog”, the taller woman said, before approaching the victim in close proximity.
Trying to create space, the victim pushed the woman away. An observer described as a “tatted up white dude” then charged at the victim, punching him in the face and causing his glasses to fall off.
Security responded, escorting the violent couple out of the night market. However, when the victim returned to his car with his girlfriend, trouble started again.
“The moment I got to my car, a black sedan pulled up,” the victim told the Weekly. “The guy [from the earlier incident] immediately went after me and everything else was a blur.”
The victim was pummelled to the ground and his girlfriend was also punched in the face by a woman when she tried to intervene.
A witness reportedly saw a Mercedes Benz pull out of the car park with the passenger hurling anti-Asian racial slurs at them.
The victim suffered cuts and bruises to his face, several chipped teeth and a close gash on his cheek. He spent the a day in hospital, receiving stitches.
A GoFundMe page is now raising money to help cover the medical cost. Dental work to allow him to eat normally again will cost $1,400.
Lieutenant Lane Largent said, “I can confirm that we were called out on Sunday [in] reference [to] a fight that occurred in the parking lot of the fair grounds. The case is being investigated, but we have not identified the other person(s) involved. The details of what led to the fight is also being investigated.”
Speaking to the Orange County Sheriff Deputies about his attackers, the victim said, “she didn’t have to say these racists things. Something as simple as getting in line for a drink can turn out to be such a big deal as this.”