BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A violent and brutal attack on two Korean traders on Monday night, all of them filmed.
“I feel angry, of course, watching a video of your mother and your aunt is crazy,” attacked John Yun, the son of one of the women.
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John Yun is still shaken by the attack on his mother and aunt which came without warning or reason.
“It doesn’t make sense why they would come here for a living and be treated like that in a community that should embrace them because we’ve been here for over 20 years, we’re part of this community,” Yun said.
Yun says his mother and aunt own Wonderland Liquor Store on Pennsylvania Ave in West Baltimore.
Graphic surveillance footage shows Yun’s aunt walking to the front of the store trying to close the store, when a man in a red shirt approaches her with a block of cement in his hand. He then saw her pulling her to the ground and beating her with the block.
As the other woman, Yun’s mother, steps in to try to help, she was also punched in the head.
“She says it’s the first time she’s seen him so, random, random act,” Yun said.
You can see the two women trying to fight the man for about two and a half minutes by pushing him out of the store, but they were overpowered.
“I’m so proud of courage, like the courage to stand like this, it’s crazy,” Yun said.
Shortly after, Baltimore Police arrested the man identified as Daryl Doyles, 50, and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault.
Baltimore Police said they arrested the man in connection with the violent attack on the two Korean women.
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Yun says her aunt and mother were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and are now at home recovering.
“They are in shock,” Yun said. “My aunt had the worst, 30 stitches, bruises… seeing them in person like that, it’s so disheartening.
Community members showed solidarity with Yun as he spoke with WJZ.
“It’s not about Asia, White, Black or whatever, it’s about humanity,” said Bilal Ali, a 44-year-old former delegate.e district. “As a former representative of the community, I say enough is enough.”
“I want justice done for this incident that happened, because imagine watching a video vice versa, imagine what you would think of your mother being attacked,” Yun said.
As Yun tries to make sense of the attack, he sends a clear message to others.
“Everyone is treated the same, there is no one person higher than another. So please just stop all this hate, it has to stop, ”Yun said.
A Go Fund Me page has also been created to help with the healing and recovery process for Yun’s mother and aunt.