Two sisters visiting the Bay Area helped rescue an old Asian man in Oakland who was being attacked by an unidentified assailant in what police say was ab attempted robbery.
Tiffany Chuk and her sister Angela were from Hawaii visiting their brother who just bought a condo in Oakland. When they were on the second floor of the building, they witnessed an old man get attacked by an individual.
The siblings proceeded to take video footage of the incident while their brother called 911 to report the crime. One of the sisters kept banging on the window to try and distract the suspect who was fighting with the victim on the sidewalk.
The Chuk sisters said the attack occurred at around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday on Jefferson Street near 10th Street. Tiffany said the attacker drove in the wrong direction on a one-way street, parked his car, got out, and charged at the Asian man.
“He jumped on him from behind, knocked him to the ground, and punched him in the head,” Tiffany said. She and her family hurriedly tried to assist the victim in any way they can. That was when she began recording the incident.
Experts said what the siblings did was the right way when trying to help someone in a similar situation. The siblings’ efforts seemed to have worked when the suspect left the victim, got into his car, and drove off.
Tiffany said she and her family were stunned by the events of the attack. “This person could be my grandpa, my uncle, my dad. It’s scary and it’s sad, violence should not be tolerated it needs to stop,” she said.
Angela, who lived in Orlando, said witnessing the attack left her with a sense of unease and lack of safety. “As an Asian, as a young Asian female I want to take all the precautions I can,” she said.
The siblings then helped the victim after the suspect was out of sight. They were glad to discover that he was not seriously injured from the incident, NBC Bay Area reported.
As of this time, police said there was no evidence to confirm that the attack was racially motivated. The Chuk sisters sent their recording of the incident to police in hopes that it would help their investigations. “We want to make sure he’s brought to justice,” Angela said.