Nancy Toh fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious after hitting her head
Charges against the man who spat at and punched an 83-year-old Korean grandmother have been dropped.
Last month, it was reported that Nancy Toh was attacked near Westchester Mall in White Plains, New York, on Tuesday night at 730pm.
Toh was scouring the area for bottles and cans for money when the assailant approached her and spat at her. He then punched her in the nose.
The elderly victim fell back and hit her head, causing her to lose consciousness.
Glenmore Nembhard, 40, of Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York, was accused of the attack.
On 11 March 2021, police arrested Nembhard and the Westchester County Office of the District Attorney charged him with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to a person who is 65 years of age or older.
Nembhard was homeless at the time and had been previously arrested on an outstanding bench warrant and was accused of failing to show up to a justice court date and to respond to charges of trespassing and drinking in public.
On 27 April 2021, Westchester County district attorney Mimi Rocah announced that charges would be dropped as not enough evidence found during the investigation to indict Nembhard.
The attorney claimed aspects of his identification would be rendered inadmissible and unusable in court.
“We have now determined that available evidence beyond the inadmissible identification is not sufficient to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect originally arrested committed the assault as charged,” The Examiner quoted Rocah as saying.
“As justice requires, we are dismissing all charges against this individual.”
There has been a recent rise in attacks against Asians including an Asian woman who was hit in the face in Philadelphia.
In California, a Vietnamese family was tied up in their own home by robbers who stole their entire life savings in Oakland, California.
Also in California, an elderly Asian American woman was kicked in the face by a suspect who was on parole for fatally stabbing his mother.
Additionally, the man who harassed Olympian Sakura Kokumai has been arrested for attacking a senior Korean couple.
Elsewhere, a cup of urine with racist anti-Chinese messages was left on a Japanese American woman’s car in California.
In another incident, a man who racially abused an Asian American detective is now facing a lawsuit.
A suspect was also arrested for robbing and stabbing an Asian man in San Francisco.
Another a suspect was arrested for stomping on a 61-year-old man’s head in Harlem.
Most recently, an Asian “anti-masker” was stabbed and killed in Washington.