The search is on for a violent suspect accused of viciously punching an 86-year old grandmother, causing serious injuries. The attack happened on Saturday, when Mi Reum Song was walking in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. An unknown man walked up to her and landed a single punch to her face.
“She was struck in the forehead and fell backwards and her head struck the pavement. So [on] the back of her head there was a laceration and you can see some of the injuries to the front of her face,” said Los Angeles Police Department detective Heebae Cho.
Song was taken to the hospital and treated for her head injuries. She was later released.
While police say other seniors have been attacked and robbed in Koreatown, this suspect didn’t take anything from Song.
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows Song wearing a visor and walking down the street when a man with a backpack runs by. He is now a person of interest.
“We have obtained video of a male fleeing the scene and at this point he is a person of interest only, but someone we want to speak to,” said LAPD captain David Kowalksi. “We take these crimes seriously and it hurts us both personally and professionally.”
The person the police are seeking is described as a male Hispanic, 5’5” tall, and weighing 150 pounds. He is approximately 35 years of age. At this point, the male fleeing the scene is just a person of interest.