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Police have arrested a man in the taunting and robbery of an elderly Chinese man who was collecting recyclables near a San Francisco Bayview area housing project.


The attack was caught on video and posted to social media.


Dwayne Grayson, 20, was arrested in front of his Bayview home on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, committing a hate crime and probation violation for an earlier robbery, Police Chief Bill Scott said during a gathering held to condemn the attack.


Police say Grayson was the individual who also recorded and posted the incident on social media. 


It wasn't immediately known whether Grayson had an attorney who could speak for him.


The unidentified victim was set upon in what is understood to be the Bayview area. One man, wielding a pole, used it to hit the victim as he runs away, pictured 


Footage shared on Twitter showed the man being robbed of the plastics outside homes


The video, posted on Sunday, showed a black man threatening and swinging what appeared to be a metal pole at a Chinese man who was trying to get back a shopping cart that was loaded with aluminum cans and bottles he had collected. 


The man then appears to try to get back his bags of recycled goods as onlookers continue to shout and taunt him before he breaks down weeping.  


Several people were standing around but none of them went to help the man and instead some decided to jeer and mock him.


A person recording the incident told him to 'go get your cans' and someone said: 'I hate Asians.'


'What we saw on that video was horrific. Make no mistake about it,' Scott said. 'We heard from people all over the country.'


Sharing the clip online, one Twitter user wrote: 'please share this with your friends & family. this is so low, the older man was just trying to make ends meet for his family. 


'He didnt deserve this. this is ignorant, inhumane, & sickening. im praying for this man and his family. if you have any information, please reach out.' 



The video begins with one onlooker walking towards the man, wielding a pole and using it to hit him on the head. Others laugh and jeer as the victim runs away. 


As the man walks away one eyewitness comments: 'Uh oh, he's scared.' 


The man turns back, in an apparent effort to get his belongings back.  


Another shouts: 'Man, hey, go get your cans, man. Go get your cans, man, dont be scared.'


The person recording the clip shouts: 'He just robbed your dumb ass. They are his cans. Go get your s***. I hate Asians.'


As the camera zooms in on the man's face he can be seen crying and visibly distressed by the incident.  


Those around him mock his tears, continuing to film him as he cries. 



Police said they believe Grayson was the person who recorded the attack and they are seeking a second man in connection with the assault.


A second video showed two private security guards who patrol public housing in the area apparently ordering the victim to leave after he was robbed. 


Both were placed on administrative leave while their company, Critical Intervention Patrol, investigates the incident, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.


The victim is a Chinese immigrant in his 70s, Tommy Wong of the Community Youth Center of San Francisco told KPIX.


The victim was 'an elderly man doing what he can to support his family, being bullied and hurt in his own neighborhood,' Joyce Lam of the Chinese Progressive Association said at Thursday's gathering, which also was attended by Mayor London Breed, state Sen. Scott Wiener, state Assemblyman David Chiu and members of the Asian and black communities.


San Francisco Mayor London Breed said: 'The actions depicted in this video are shameful and are not reflective of the San Francisco we can, and should be. 


'Violence, bullying, and harassment are unacceptable and have no place in our city. We need work to bring our communities together, not sow hatred and division.' 


San Francisco Mayor London Breed said: 'The actions depicted in this video are shameful and are not reflective of the San Francisco we can, and should be'


Source: AP


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Arrest Made in Video Assault of Elderly Chinese Man in SF

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Police have arrested a man in the taunting and robbery of an elderly Chinese man who was collecting recyclables near a San Francisco Bayview area housing project.


The attack was caught on video and posted to social media.


Dwayne Grayson, 20, was arrested in front of his Bayview home on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, committing a hate crime and probation violation for an earlier robbery, Police Chief Bill Scott said during a gathering held to condemn the attack.


Police say Grayson was the individual who also recorded and posted the incident on social media. 


It wasn't immediately known whether Grayson had an attorney who could speak for him.


The unidentified victim was set upon in what is understood to be the Bayview area. One man, wielding a pole, used it to hit the victim as he runs away, pictured 


Footage shared on Twitter showed the man being robbed of the plastics outside homes


The video, posted on Sunday, showed a black man threatening and swinging what appeared to be a metal pole at a Chinese man who was trying to get back a shopping cart that was loaded with aluminum cans and bottles he had collected. 


The man then appears to try to get back his bags of recycled goods as onlookers continue to shout and taunt him before he breaks down weeping.  


Several people were standing around but none of them went to help the man and instead some decided to jeer and mock him.


A person recording the incident told him to 'go get your cans' and someone said: 'I hate Asians.'


'What we saw on that video was horrific. Make no mistake about it,' Scott said. 'We heard from people all over the country.'


Sharing the clip online, one Twitter user wrote: 'please share this with your friends & family. this is so low, the older man was just trying to make ends meet for his family. 


'He didnt deserve this. this is ignorant, inhumane, & sickening. im praying for this man and his family. if you have any information, please reach out.' 



The video begins with one onlooker walking towards the man, wielding a pole and using it to hit him on the head. Others laugh and jeer as the victim runs away. 


As the man walks away one eyewitness comments: 'Uh oh, he's scared.' 


The man turns back, in an apparent effort to get his belongings back.  


Another shouts: 'Man, hey, go get your cans, man. Go get your cans, man, dont be scared.'


The person recording the clip shouts: 'He just robbed your dumb ass. They are his cans. Go get your s***. I hate Asians.'


As the camera zooms in on the man's face he can be seen crying and visibly distressed by the incident.  


Those around him mock his tears, continuing to film him as he cries. 



Police said they believe Grayson was the person who recorded the attack and they are seeking a second man in connection with the assault.


A second video showed two private security guards who patrol public housing in the area apparently ordering the victim to leave after he was robbed. 


Both were placed on administrative leave while their company, Critical Intervention Patrol, investigates the incident, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.


The victim is a Chinese immigrant in his 70s, Tommy Wong of the Community Youth Center of San Francisco told KPIX.


The victim was 'an elderly man doing what he can to support his family, being bullied and hurt in his own neighborhood,' Joyce Lam of the Chinese Progressive Association said at Thursday's gathering, which also was attended by Mayor London Breed, state Sen. Scott Wiener, state Assemblyman David Chiu and members of the Asian and black communities.


San Francisco Mayor London Breed said: 'The actions depicted in this video are shameful and are not reflective of the San Francisco we can, and should be. 


'Violence, bullying, and harassment are unacceptable and have no place in our city. We need work to bring our communities together, not sow hatred and division.' 


San Francisco Mayor London Breed said: 'The actions depicted in this video are shameful and are not reflective of the San Francisco we can, and should be'


Source: AP


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