"You’re a stupid Asian, you should leave this country."
A Filipina model has been punched in the face by a racist woman in a Los Angeles parking garage.
The Huffington Post reports that Filipina model and registered nurse Quiggle Ignacio was attacked in a parking garage at Eagle Rock Plaza.
“All of a sudden there was a lady that was pushing her shopping cart, grocery cart, and the baby was on the grocery cart, and she hit my car,” Ignacio said.
Initially, Ignacio ignored the woman but after she began yelling, she decided to confront her.
“Why are you yelling at me? I should be the one yelling at you because you hit my car,” Ignacio said.
A man with who was with the woman then began shouting racist comments at her.
“He said something about me being Asian,” she said.“[He said, ’You should go back to China and you’re chinky eyes, and you’re a stupid Asian, you should leave this country.’”
Ignacio tried taking a photo of the couple’s license plate but was punched in the face by the woman who accused her of yelling in front of their child.
In a video taken by Ignacio, the woman is then seen being pulled away by the man. Ignacio then drove to the police station to file a report whilst paramedics examined her injuries.
Ignacio shared photos of her attack on Facebook.
“I love being Filipino, I love being Asian and I share my values, but then when something like this happens it breaks your confidence,” Ignacio said.
“I want people to be aware that it happens, and there’s no reason to hurt anybody,” she added.