‘I can’t let him get away with this’: Asian woman punched in LA chases attacker on video

A woman from Asia who was left with a bleeding mouth following an attack in Los Angeles has filed for justice. Her alleged attacker continues to walk free.

What happened? Jennifer Chen, a Canadian national, was driving alone when a man approached her and allegedly made a racial slur. He then punched her in her mouth. The incident occurred at The Balcony on Beverwil's parking lot around 4:25 PM on Sept. 15.

Chen, 30, was seated on the driver's side at the time of the attack. She was waiting to meet a female friend, who was taking Chen's godson from school.

Surveillance video taken from the parking lot shows a man approaching the vehicle and quickly extending his hand through its window. Soon after, Chen was filmed by her bleeding self chasing her attacker up an escalator.

I didn't know where he was going. Chen said to NextShark that all I could think was, "I can't let him get away like this" and that I needed to find my friend.

Chen claimed that she saw the man then drop his children, who were allegedly there during the attack at the learning center where her godson is. Chen said that teachers at the center brought her in to treat her bleeding mouth while her friend pursued the man.

Chen claimed that she learned about her attacker through the learning center. He was identified as Jason Raich, 43 years old.

The aftermath: Chen sustained multiple injuries and suffered mental trauma. Chen filed a report at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), West L.A. which promised to contact Chen once a detective has been assigned.

Chen stated that she was treated for a concussion and lip laceration. She also suffered from dental pain, multiple tooth root fractures and dental pain. One of her teeth is already deceased and will require root canal treatment. She said that the other two front teeth could die in the future or years and would need root canals or veneers or an extraction and implant.

Chen was unable to recall the exact words of her attackers because everything happened so quickly and her consciousness was cloudy after the attack. NextShark reported that she did recall him saying "f*cking Asians" or other similar words.

Chen stated that she is aware of hate crimes and sees them on the news, but she didn't think she would become involved in one herself, especially in a safe area like Beverly Hills. She is requesting that her attacker be arrested.

Chen claimed that he thought he wasn't being caught on surveillance cameras and could get away with it since he was this little Asian girl driving alone. He kept telling me to call 911 and that he was harassing me. Calming me a lie. My friend is a crazy white chick.

NextShark was informed by Chen that Chen felt embarrassed to release a video of her in such a vulnerable position, but she stated that she is seeking justice for all members of the Asian community. Asian women and especially Asians need to speak out. He should be held accountable for what he did. He hasn't been arrested yet. She said that justice must be served or who knows what will become his next victim.

According to NBC LA, Chen seeks an elevated hate crime accusation for what the LAPD considers a misdemeanor Battery. Anybody with information about Chen is asked to contact Edward Y. Lee at 213.380.5858 or ed@eyllaw.com.

Chen's legal, medical and therapy costs can be covered by a GoFundMe account.

Featured Image by Jennifer Chen / Law Offices Edward Y. Lee APC

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