~ Koreatown, Los Angeles
~ Waiting for bus
~ Asian man, 32 years old
The victim, who wanted to be identified only as “Leo,” said he was looking at his phone around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue when a man who had been seated on the bench near him got up and used his elbow to hit Leo in the face. He was unconscious.
Before the attack, Leo noticed that the man appeared to be anxious.