~ Manhattan

~ on the street

~ Chinese

~ Man

~78 years old

“This is mine, not yours,” is what he said the assailant screamed at him before snatching his belongings, punching him in the face and thigh, and shoving him to the ground. Speaking in Mandarin through a translator, he said he reported it to police four days after the incident because he’s in so much pain he has trouble walking.He said just wants to live peacefully and doesn’t want to get his attacker to get in trouble because he feels badly for him.

And he says that if you think about it now, if he knew or if he could speak English, he says, you know what if you need money, I’ll give you $5 so you can have something.”

78-year-old man punched and robbed while collecting cans