"These racist hate crimes against our elders have got to stop. We’re gonna find this guy"

Olivia Munn is asking the public to help to identify a man who pushed and hospitalised her friend’s mother.

Maggie Kayla Cheng posted on Facebook and Instagram about how her mother was senselessly pushed over in Flushing, Queens.

Cheng described how the man was yelling racist slurs before pushing her mother.

“This douchebag was yelling out racial slurs, walks into my mom and shoved my mother on Main street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens today,” Cheng said. “He shoved her with such force that she hit her head on the pole and passed out. She received 5-10 stitches on her forehead, spending 4-5 hours in hospital.”

“Hate crime has no place in our community,” Cheng continued. “How you go up against a 5’3 110-115lbs lady? How no one holds this person down on Main Street is another question. Especially in an Asian community.”

Cheng then asked for communities to identify the man. “Do you part, find this asshole. Below is a bystander who stalked him, while he’s trying to hide and runaway after he pushed her. Power of the internet, please share and find this asshole. Please share and repost and help us find this man responsible for hurting my mother.”

Posting on her own Facebook and Instagram, Munn called out to her followers to identify the man too.

“My friend’s mom is a 5’3” 50+ Chinese woman and she was attacked by this guy in Flushing, NY yesterday on Main St and Roosevelt between 2-4pm. She left the hospital with 10 stitches in her head,” Munn wrote.

“These racist hate crimes against our elders have got to stop. We’re gonna find this guy. Queens, Internet, please… do your shit. Please contact @nypd109 @nypd @chengslate with any info. #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate #ProtectOurElders”

The incident follows a series of recent attacks on elderly Asian individuals including an Asian woman had her car stolen after being attacked on Chinese New Year in Oakland.

In another attack, a 70-year-old grandmother who was knocked to the ground and robbed on her way home from the bank.

Prior to that attack, a 91-year-old man in the city was pushed to the ground by an attacker who was already out on bail.

Most recently, two elderly Asian women were attacked on the New York Subway in two separate events.

 

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