~ Outside store
“Robberies every week, car break-ins every day. A lot of things changing here,” he said.
Merchants in Oakland’s Chinatown have dealt with a number of robberies, attacks and vandalism in recent months. Now, according to Oakland police, a woman has been arrested for a hate crime. A number of people who spoke with ABC7 say they were targeted by her racially-motivated assaults.
One business owner at 9th and Broadway who wants to be identified only at “Wayne” shared video of a brazen attack from earlier in August. A woman is seen on surveillance video throwing a bottle at him. Wayne grabs a folding chair to shield himself while two customers nearby say the woman tried to grab their glasses. A woman who requested we not use her name says she was spat on, hit and called an “Asian bitch.” Wayne says the woman demanded he and others “go back to China”.