"Fuck this guy. The internet is undefeated"
Olivia Munn has thanked the internet for identifying a man who hospitalised her friend’s mother.
Maggie Kayla Cheng, a friend of the X-Men actress, posted on Facebook and Instagram about how her mother was senselessly pushed over in Flushing, Queens.
Posting on her own Facebook and Instagram, Munn called out to her followers to identify the man.
It has since been reported that Patrick Mateo from Queens has been identified and arrested for the crime.
Mateo was charged with assault and harassment for attacking the 52-year-old woman.
Police said Mateo engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim before pushing her and causing her to hit her head. He then fled the scene.
On Twitter, Munn thanked those who helped in uncovering the suspect’s identity.
This is the guy you guys helped find and arrest,” Munn tweeted, sharing video footage of the attack.
“This is him attacking my friend’s mom who is a petite 5-foot-3 Chinese woman. Fuck this guy. The internet is undefeated. Thank you thank you thank you.”
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.
This is the guy you guys helped @nypd find and arrest. This is him attacking my friend’s mom who is a petite 5-foot-3 Chinese woman.
— O M (@oliviamunn) February 18, 2021