“The attacker relentlessly kicks his helpless victim at least six times, then casually walks away as the victim was motionless on the sidewalk…”
The NYPD released photos of the suspect who allegedly attacked 61-year-old Yao Pan Ma.
Ma was collecting cans as a way to make ends meet.
🚨New video from Assault on Fri. April 23rd, approx. 8:20 PM, 3rd Ave & E. 125 St., when a male Asian, 61, was struck, causing him to fall to the ground; he was then kicked multiple times in the head. Info? ☎️Call 1-&00-577-TIPS @NYPDDetectives @NYPD25Pct @125thstreetbid pic.twitter.com/HUEOlhJfgn
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) April 26, 2021
A man repeatedly stomped on Ma’s head in East Harlem on Friday. Ma is in critical condition:
The disturbing, 12-second video released Saturday by the NYPD shows the 61-year-old victim being repeatedly kicked at around 8:20 p.m. Friday after being attacked from behind at the foot of a 19-story apartment building under construction at 3rd Avenue and East 125th Street.
The attacker relentlessly kicks his helpless victim at least six times, then casually walks away as the victim was motionless on the sidewalk, as a steady stream of cars pass, the clip shows.
EMS transported the victim — who suffered severe head trauma — to Harlem Hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition, police said.
Ma lost his job due to the pandemic. He collected cans as a way to make money for his family.
CBS2 spoke to Ma’s wife:
Baozhen Chen spent much of Sunday praying. The 57-year-old is experiencing deep sorrow as her husband, Yao Pan Ma, fights for his life in a Manhattan hospital following a brutal beating.
“I’m very scared right now. I’m so worried that my husband might never come back,” Chen said through a translator.
“I am very panicked and sad,” Chen said. “My husband is very hardworking and nice person.”
Chen said the couple, who share two children back in China, immigrated to New York in late 2018. Chen said her husband worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant until he lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ineligible for unemployment, he started collecting bottles and cans to pay the bills.
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