A surprising video out of Oakland has been seen by 1000’s on social media. An Asian-American girl is seen clinging to her purse – as a thief jumps right into a getaway automotive and drags her alongside for the journey.
Video exhibits the Santa Rosa girl grabbing onto her purse, after a thief jumps into the passenger facet of a white getaway automotive. For not less than 5 seconds – you see the lady getting dragged throughout the 900 block of Worldwide Boulevard in Oakland, till she lets go.
“That’s a busy street, that’s real busy,” mentioned Pat Madarang of Oakland. “That’s a dangerous street to cross.”
A Magnificence Provide safety digital camera captured the scary moments. The girl’s husband mentioned she is OK however nonetheless shaken up.
“That might be a natural reaction to hang onto it. But I would let go if I was her,” mentioned Madarang.
The husband mentioned the couple is initially from Vietnam. A neighborhood enterprise proprietor shared the video on social media to lift consciousness about assaults in opposition to the Asian-American neighborhood.
Wednesday’s theft is eerily reminiscent of the 2019 New 12 months’s Eve lethal strong-armed theft that occurred outdoors of this Starbucks in Montclair. After thieves stole Shuo Zeng’s laptop computer, the analysis scientist dived into the getaway automotive and hit his head when he was compelled out.
He died on his 34th birthday.
Oakland Police say they’re investigating and if who’s within the four-door white sedan, OPD needs to listen to from you.
“That’s just too sad. It sends chills down my spine,” mentioned Madarang.