On February 3, NBC LA released footage of the moment when a Korean grandmother was attacked by a Caucasian woman on the streets of Koreatown, Los Angeles.
The video was posted on their Facebook page and this unprovoked attack had angered many. It was originally reported as a hate crime by witness Linda Lee, who claimed the woman yelled “White Power” before attacking the unsuspecting 83-year-old grandma.
Thanks to a good samaritan who chased after the suspect, she was apprehended and arrested. The Los Angeles Police Department has not reported this as a hate crime in their report and has stated that the woman, Alexis Duvall, is homeless and appears to be suffering from a mental illness.
In the video, you can see the suspect running towards the victim and pushing her to the ground. She then continues to run away while bystanders rush to help the victim.
In a news report, NBC LA stated that the elderly woman is well known by the community and deemed the “neighborhood grandmother”. The grandmother suffered a one-inch gash to her forehead from her eyeglasses breaking and scrapes from the fall. Thankfully, she has been treated and discharged from the hospital.
Alexis Duvall, the 27-year-old suspect, is detained and posted a $50,000 bail.
Source: NBC LA