SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Surveillance video shows an aged pistillate pulled to the crushed arsenic a fishy tries to drawback her purse extracurricular a South Sacramento Asian supermarket.
The 73-year-old pistillate is recovering from insignificant injuries and is present location from the hospital. Her household said she was walking successful the parking batch astatine People Market, located connected Stockton Boulevard, connected Friday erstwhile a antheral asked her for money. They accidental she politely said she didn’t person any, and that’s erstwhile the man—who had allegedly been pursuing her—got aggressive.
The video shows that aft pulling her to the ground, the fishy ran distant with her purse.
“It’s hard. It’s hard seeing her similar that,” said her son, Tien. He’s aggravated astatine the thought of his parent being preyed upon. “I’m a small upset close present – conscionable beauteous speechless astatine times.”
Tien and his sister, Marilyn Powell, are sharing the surveillance video successful hopes idiosyncratic whitethorn admit the idiosyncratic down the crime.
“I conscionable don’t privation him connected the streets stealing and hurting radical similar that,” said Powell, who lives successful San Diego.
She shares the aforesaid interest for her mother.
“How tin you dainty different radical that way?” Powell asked. “I conscionable privation I was determination with her.”
Powell said she knows her parent is dealing with much than conscionable insignificant injuries – particularly aft precocious getting implicit an unwellness and yet feeling comfy leaving the house.
“She’s conscionable emotionally drained origin everything,” Powell said.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has a detective assigned to the case. They program to cheque different adjacent businesses for surveillance video due to the fact that they don’t person a wide statement of the fishy yet.
Both the household and instrumentality enforcement accidental they bash not judge the transgression was racially motivated, conscionable simply a transgression of opportunity.
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